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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
elongation E 18°
Mars nearest to Earth
Mars at minimum geocentric distance
Saturn in oppostion to Earth.
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Diagram showing the postion of Saturn when in oppostion.
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Partial Lunar Eclipse
Annular Solar Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse
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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