Upcoming astronomical events in 2019, you can't miss
New Delhi : The astronomical events play a significant role in our life. Come 2019, there are notable astronomical events including eclipses, meteor showers, phases of the moon, and motions of the planets, which are worth-noticing.
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
The Quadrantids Meteor Shower will take place on January 3, 4. It is a dust grains that left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003. As usual the shower runs from January 1-5 but in 2019 it will peak on the night of the 3rd and morning of the 4th. The best viewing place will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
New Moon will happen on January 6. It will locate on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and unfortunately will not be visible in the night sky. This phase happens at 01:28 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
Venus at Greatest Western Elongation
Venus at Greatest Western Elongation will happen on January 6. The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 47 degrees from the Sun. The best time of viewing Venus will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the bright planet in the eastern sky before sunrise.
Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse will take place on January 6. The partial eclipse will be visible in parts of eastern Asia and the northern Pacific Ocean. The best view will be from north-eastern Russia with 62% coverage.
Full Moon, Supermoon
Full Moon, Supermoon will happen in January 21. It will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This stage occurs at 05:16 UTC and was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Wolf Moon. The Moon has also been known as the Old Moon and the Moon After Yule and also the first of three supermoons for 2019.