ISS, The Moon and Venus

The International Space Station (ISS) slices across the Moon and Venus on Friday 27th March 2020.

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Maximum Eclipsed

Friday 10th January 2020
Captured the partial eclipse of the Moon tonight (7.10pm).

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Friday 10th January 2020 – visible from the UK
The first penumbral lunar eclipse on 10th January, is one of the four lunar eclipses that will take place in this year 2020.

After January 10th, the next penumbral lunar eclipses of the year will take place on Friday 5th June 2020 after that again on Saturday 4th thru Sunday 5th July 2020 and Monday 30th November 2020.

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Infographic of January 10th Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Happy New Year 2020!

Happy new year! – 2020’s first meteor shower is coming between Friday 3rd January and Saturday 4th January 2020, which can on a good year produce about 100 meteors an hour near its peak.

Friday 10th January 2020 from 5pm – 9pm
Other put your plans into action for a penumbral lunar eclipse takes place for observers in the UK.

Stay tuned with Derekscope for updating infographics.

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Did you know?

Every year on Christmas Day
The first dawn of Christmas Day on planet Earth will be on Pitt Island, New Zealand.

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BBC News

Inventing sign language for Space
BBC Reporting by Victoria Gill

Monday 23rd December 2019 – BBC News 1pm & 10pm
British sign language is receiving an astronomical update thanks to a unique collaboration between a space scientist and a group of deaf astronomers.

The University of Leeds based astrophysicist found that there were no signs for terms describing the latest discoveries in the world of astronomy. So Victoria has decided to help create them.

BBC News Online: Developing new astronomy signs

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Winter Solstice

Sunday 22nd December 2019
It’s a shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This month December’s solstice is on today, known as Winter Solstice.

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Geminid Meteor Showers

Friday 13th thru Saturday 14th December 2019
Unfortunately the showers will be spoiled by bright moonlit, but you’ll see as few as possible.

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Saturn & Venus

Sunday 1st – 11th December 2019 @ 16:30 / 4.30pm
Venus will be climbing up higher to meet Saturn low in the evening twilight after sunset.

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Three planets and the Moon

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019 – 16:30 / 4.30am
Three planets and the Moon can be seen in the late afternoon, the Venus and Jupiter close low in the southwest after sunset.

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