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Diary of Planetary and Astronomical Phenomena 2012

Astronomy & Astronomical Phenomena 2012 Calendar Chart and Astronomy Events 2012

astronomical information for the novice, the amateur and professional astronomer

 Telescope Astronomy Observing Chart Celestial Events 2012

Positions of Solar System Planets of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus.

Dates on Moon phases 2012 - first quarter Moon -  last quarter Moon -  New Moon -  Full Moon

About Planetary Phenomena and Astronomical Calendar Chart 2012  

This astronomical calendar chart of planetary phenomena 2012 shows various astronomical and celestial events for the year 2012 including the date and time of eclipses and planetary phenomena of the Solar System.

 

The astronomy calendar of 2012 can be used for telescope settings or for general viewing with naked eye to find planets of the Solar System and major Stars such as Regulus, Spica, Antares and Aldearan, and from there navigate to fainter stars.

 

However, if you do not have a telescope, the astronomical calendar of 2012 is perfect for knowing when and where to look in the sky to see the planets of our Solar System by just using your eyes.

 

There is additional information below the chart offering more information about observing the Planets, Stars and Galaxies.

This  Astronomical Phenomena Chart 2012 is useful for finding postions of the Planets during 2012 and the dates of other celestial events

Guide to Planetary Phenomena Chart 2012

 symbols d = day     h = hour    elong = elongation   occula = occulation

Phases of the Moon are in bold, as are dates of the Moon at apogee (furthest distance from planet Earth) and perihelon (closest distance to planet Earth).

Other important astronomy events such as the dates of the 2012 Solstice and dates of Equinoxies are all in bold.

Times on chart in UTC - Coordinated Universal Time /  GMT Greenwich Meantime. Please add or subtratct your own time zone for your own country.

Time and Date of summer - winter Solstice - Equinox time and date 2012

Lunar Eclipse dates and Solar Eclipse dates

Planetary Calendar Dates 2012 & eclipses 2012

Perigee and Apogee of Moon

Planetary Phenomena Chart 2012

March

April

June

 May

 

Mercury greatest

elongation E 18°

 

 

 

5

 

 

17

Mars nearest to Earth

Mars at minimum geocentric distance

(diameter 18.2°)

 5      5

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Saturn in oppostion to Earth.

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Diagram showing the postion of Saturn when in oppostion.

 

Enlarge by clicking image.

 

 

Full Moon

Partial Lunar Eclipse

 

   4     11

 

   20   23

 

 

New Moon

Annular Solar Eclipse

July

August

Septemeber

October

November

December

Event

Event

 

 

 

   28   14

 

   13   22

 

 

New Moon

 Total Solar Eclipse

Full Moon

Penumbra Lunar Eclipse

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There is a lot to see by just going outside on a clear night and looking upwards to the magical night sky

All You Need are Your Own Eyes

 

This Astronomical Calendar Chart Planetary Phenomena 2012 can be used as a guide to observe the stars and planets using no special equipment, binoculars or telescope, all you need are your own eyes, it is the way, for thousands of years, how humans observed the planets, the stars and the universe. There is a lot to see, and much can be learnt, observed and witnessed by just going outside on a clear night and looking upwards to the magical night sky.

 

 

Regulus, Spica, Antares and Aldearan are amongst the brightest stars visible from planet Earth

 

Regulus, Spica, Antares and Aldearan are amongst the brightest stars visible from planet Earth and can be easily observed with the naked eye. The bright stars of Regulus, Spica, Antares and Aldearan are therefore useful as a starting point to navigate and find other fainter stars in our Galaxy the Milky Way.

 

 Regulus, Spica, Antares and Aldearan are useful pointers to locate other Galaxies outside our own Milky Way

 

Due to the brightness of Regulus, Spica, Antares and Aldearan and their visability to the naked eye, they are also useful as pointers to locate other Galaxies outside our own Milky Way. Our galaxy - the Milky Way - is a memeber of a Local Group of Galaxies and by using the astronomical calendar of planetary phenomena 2012 and your own Star Chart 2012, along with the Constellations of the night sky, the Local Group of Galaxies can be found.

Breathtaking Spiral Andromeda Galaxy

 

The breathtaking spiral Andromeda Galaxy is the largest of the group (although latest studies suggest that our own Milky Way may be more massive as it contains more matter.

 

Andromeda is a distance of 2.5 million light-years from Earth and is the closest large galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy;

 

Andromeda forms part of our Local Group of Galaxies comprising our own galaxy the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, M32, M33, M110, the Magellanic Clouds and approximately 30 smaller galaxy members.

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image credit; NOAO/AURA/NSF

February

January

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