Celestial dating 17
The Moon will be an early-setting slim crescent, so it is not likely to interfere with viewing.Our observatory’s namesake was born in 1868 in Medfield, Massachusetts.This astronomy calendar of celestial events contains dates for notable celestial events including moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, oppositions, conjunctions, and other interesting events.Most of the astronomical events on this calendar can be seen with unaided eye, although some may require a good pair of binoculars for best viewing.
On this date in 1911, the Dyer Observatory’s first director was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
This shower is notable for it is produced by dust particles left behind by the well-known comet Halley—which is also the source of debris for the Orionid shower in October.
The comet orbits the Sun every 76 years, making it next visible from Earth in 2061. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but may appear anywhere in the sky at the rate of 10-30 meteors per hour at Nashville’s latitude.
Many of these events and dates used here were obtained from the U. Naval Observatory, The Old Farmer's Almanac., and the American Meteor Society.
Events on the calendar are organized by date and each is identified with an astronomy icon as outlined below.