Previous 12 months had many must-see skylights including the rare transit of Venus – the biggest space event in 2012. But what to expect in 2013? Well, the next 12 months are full of sky events too – you may observe them depending on the latitude and longitude of your location. Here is the list of the top 10 events for 2013.
1. Moon/Jupiter Conjunction
The first sky-event will be the on January 21st – Moon will pass by the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter.
2. Evening View of Mercury
From February 2 to 23, you will be able to see Mercury – the innermost planet, in the western sky after sunset.
3. Comet PANSTARRS Activity
The newly discovered Comet PANSTARRS will come closer to the Earth and the Sun from March 10 to 24 this year.
4. Partial Lunar Eclipse
On April 25th, People on Earth will notice a partial Lunar Eclipse.
5. Annular Eclipse of the Sun
You will find the annual Eclipse of the Sun on May 9.
6. Mercury, Venus and Jupiter Shuffle
One of the most amazing skylights in 2013 will happen from May 24 to 30, when the three planets Mercury, Venus and Jupiter will change their positions and will shuffle around each other.
7. Biggest Full Moon of 2013
On June 23, You will experience the Supermoon – when moon reaches closest to Earth. You will be able to see the full Moon at 7:32 a.m. EDT(1132 GMT).
8. The Perseid Meteor Shower
August will bring the annual Perseid Meteor Shower for the people on Earth. You will observe it on August 12th.
9. Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon
October will bring another lunar eclipse event when our Moon will pass by the northern part of the Earth’s penumbral shadow. Observe it on October 18.
10. Venus Show
You will be able to see Venus in the whole December.