Are you a space nerd too? Well, if you are, you are in the right place! In 2020, after 6800 years, the comet Neowise showed up. It was visible with naked eyes, and the view was extraordinary.
So, what new wonders of the universe will we see in 2021? Here's a list of 5 astronomic events that will happen in 2021.
5. Supermoon ( 25th May)
On this date, the moon will be at the closest distance from earth. It will be at a perigee distance of 222,022 miles, with the regular distance being 238,855 miles. The moon will then turn full and undergo a total eclipse after 9 hours.
4. Total eclipse of the Supermoon (26th May)
This eclipse will be a short one and will last for around 15 minutes. The sight will be best from the Pacific Rim, the geographic area surrounding the Pacific Ocean. The pacific rim covers Australia, Eastern Asia, the western shores of North and South America, and the pacific ocean's islands.
The Hawaiians will be the luckiest as they will be able to see the whole process. The western regions will be able to see the ending partial stages of this phenomenon.
3. Perseid meteor shower ( Aug 11-12)
Get ready for the fireballs and bolides as the Perseid meteor showers are around the corner. The midnight hours will be a prime time to experience the beauty of the Persei meteor showers.
Turn the lights off after 10 pm local time, and get ready for the show. The Perseid generally produces one meteor per minute and some fireballs and bolides occasionally.
2. The Venus show ( from mid-September)
One of the most loved events of the night dazzlers is the Venus in the night sky. In September, the Venus will reappear, hanging low in the night sky gradually shifting southwards. It keeps getting more prominent and brighter and shows up perfectly in December. It slowly moves towards the sun after December and then disappears during late March or early April.
1. The Geminid meteor shower( Dec 13-14)
This year, it will be challenging to observe the Geminids before 3 am due to a big old full moon's courteous efforts. However, only after 3 am, the Geminids constellation spreads out and appears to be directly overhead. What a delight it will be for the observers.
Small and faint meteors will dominate the night sky. Then, during and after maximum, spectacular fireballs and other bright meteors should appear.