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21st January 2019 – Total Lunar Eclipse

Monday 21st January 2019 – total lunar eclipse, will be visible over north-west Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

The total eclipse lasts for over one hour; it begins at 04:40:44 UTC (GMT) and ends at 05:43:40 UTC (GMT), with the moment of greatest eclipse at 05:12:12 UTC (GMT). For more information, click here to visit the Hermit Eclipse page. Obviously viewing is location and weather dependant.

22nd to 23rd December 2017 – Meteor Shower (Ursids) Peak

Friday 22nd (late evening) to Saturday 23rd (early morning) December 2017 – Ursids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 17th and 25th December, peak activity is predicted to be 22nd/23rd December. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is around 10 per hour. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.

13th to 14th December 2017 – Meteor Shower (Geminids) Peak

Wednesday 13th (late evening) to Thursday 14th (early morning) December 2017 – Geminids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 7th and 16th December, peak activity is predicted to be 13th/14th December. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is around 75 per hour or more. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.

17th to 18th November 2017 – Meteor Shower (Leonids) Peak

Friday 17th (late evening) to Saturday 18th (early morning) November 2017 – Leonids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 15th and 20th November, peak activity is predicted to be 17th/18th November. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is variable, between 30-300 per hour. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.

21st to 23rd October 2017 – Meteor Shower (Orionids) Peak

Saturday 21st (late evening) to Monday 23rd (early morning) October 2017 – Orionids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 14th and 31st October, peak activity is predicted to be between 21st and 23rd October. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is around 25 per hour. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.

13th to 14th August 2017 – Meteor Shower (Perseids) Peak

Sunday 13th (late evening) to Monday 14th (early morning) August 2017 – Perseids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 23rd July and 20th August, peak activity is predicted to be 13th August. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is around 80 per hour. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.

29th and 30th July 2017 – Meteor Shower (Delta Aquarids) Peak

Saturday 29th (late evening) to Sunday 30th (early morning) July 2017 – Delta Aquarids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 15th July and 25rd August, peak activity is predicted to be 29th July. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is around 20 per hour. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.

6th to 7th May 2017 – Meteor Shower (Eta Aquarids) Peak

Saturday 6th (late evening) to Sunday 7th (early morning) May 2017 – Eta Aquarids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 24th April and 20th May, peak activity is predicted to be 5th/6th May. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is around 30 per hour. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.

22nd to 23rd April 2017 – Meteor Shower (Lyrid) Peak

Saturday 22nd (late evening) to Sunday 23rd (early morning) April 2017 – Lyrids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 16th and 25th April, peak activity is predicted to be 22nd/23rd April. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is around 10-20 per hour. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.

3rd to 4th January 2017 – Meteor Shower (Quadrantid) Peak

Tuesday 3rd (late evening) to Wednesday 4th (early morning) January 2017 – Quadrantids meteor shower predicted peak.

Shower is active between 1st and 6th January, peak activity is predicted to be 4th/5th January. Predicted maximum hourly rate (ZHR) is around 60-80 per hour. Viewing is obviously weather and location dependent.  At this time of year, it will almost certainly be cold, so don’t forget to wrap up warm!


  • Next Meeting:

    1. Meeting, Deall Room, 26th June 2018

      June 26 @ 19:30 - 22:00