Category Archives: Astronomy

Astronomical news of current interest, or recollections of historically significant events. A good deal of this material is driven by daily almanac pages.

Perseids Peak Tonight

The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight (Saturday, August 11th, 2012) , just a little after midnight, U.S. EDT. As long as the weather holds up in your particular locale, conditions should be excellent: The moon only begins to rise around … Continue reading

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Transit of Venus: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Warning: Never directly view any sun-related phenomenon without using adequate eye protection. See more on this below. The BirminghamPoint.co blog officially advises against any attempts at viewing this event directly, and recommends restricting one’s ‘observations’ to online or news resources, only. … Continue reading

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Annular Eclipse of the Sun: Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Warning: Never view an eclipse, nor any other sun-related phenomenon, without using adequate eye protection. On Sunday, May 20th, 2012, there will be an annular eclipse of the sun, beginning just around 5PM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The eclipse … Continue reading

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