JANUARY

3-4 Quadrantid meteor shower will be peaked on 3rd and 4th January but it will be visible on 1-5 January 2017. One can see upto 40 meteors per hour during peak. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Bootes, close to the North Star. In 1932, the Quadrantid meteor shower showed maximum activity with 80 meteors per hour.

12 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 11:34 UTC.

28 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 00:07 UTC.


FEBRUARY

11 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 00:33 UTC.

26 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 14:58 UTC.


MARCH

12 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 14:54 UTC.

28 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 02:57 UTC.


APRIL

11 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 06:08 UTC.

21-22 Lyrid is a medium intensity meteor shower. It usually produces about 20 meteors per hour in its peak. The shower will peak on 21-22 April but some meteors will be visible between 16 to 25th April. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Lyra.

26 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 12:16 UTC.


MAY

5-6 Eta Aquarid is a low intensity meteor shower. It usually produces about 10 meteors per hour in its peak. The shower will peak on 5-6 May. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Aquarius.

10 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 21:42 UTC.

25 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 19:44 UTC.


JUNE

9 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 13:10 UTC.

24 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 02:31 UTC.


JULY

9 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 04:07 UTC.

23 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 09:45 UTC.


AUGUST

7 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 18:10 UTC. Lunar eclipse will also occur on this day.

12-13 Perseids are one of the strong meteor showers. It produce up to 60 meteors per hour at peak hours. Radiant point of this shower is in the constellation Perseus. These meteors originate from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle.

21 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:30 UTC.


SEPTEMBER

6 Earth is between the Sun and theMoon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen fromEarth. This phase occurs at 07:02 UTC.

20 Moon will be directly between theEarth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 05:30 UTC.


OCTOBER

5 Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:40 UTC.

19 Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 19:12 UTC.

21-22 Orionid is a medium intensity meteor shower and one can see about 25 meteors per hour.


NOVEMBER

4 Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 05:23 UTC.

18 Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 11:42 UTC.

17-18 Annual event of Leonid meteor shower can be seen on 16-17th November. Leonid meteor shower is visible towards the constellation Leo, the Lion. During Leonid meteor shower, Earth will pass through a stream of debris which is left behind by cometTempel-Tuttle.


DECEMBER

3 Earth is between the Sun and the Moon and so the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC.

13-14 Geminids meteor shower is a strong meteor shower. Annual event of Geminids meteor shower take place on 13-14th December but some meteors will be visible between 6 to 19th December. For many observers, geminid is the best meteor shower. It can produce 60-80 meteors per hour at its peak.

18 Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 06:30 UTC.

22-23 Ursids meteor shower is a medium intensity meteor shower. Ursids meteor shower peaks on 22-23 December. It usually produces 5-10 meteors per hour but occasionally it can produce about 100 meteors per hour.

Source: BasicAstronomy

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