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Eclipses and Meteor Showers

Transit of Venus

For North America: Afternoon of June 5th
Once in a life time. Venus passes in front of the Sun. Next Venus transit: Dec. 2117.
Protect eyes when viewing Sun.

Eclipses

Solar Eclipse (annular)
   May 20, 2012
   Partial eclipse visible in California
 
Lunar Eclipse
   Jun. 4, 2012
   Partial eclipse visible in North America
   
Solar Eclipse
   Nov. 13, 2012
   Not visible in North America
 
Lunar Eclipse
   Nov. 28, 2012
   Partial eclipse visible in North America
 

Meteor Showers

Jan. 4             Quadrantids       
 
Apr. 22           Lyrids
 
May 6             Eta Aquarids
 
Jul. 29            Delta Aquarids
  
Aug. 12          Perseids
 
Oct. 8            Draconids
 
Oct. 21          Orionids
 
Nov. 17         Leonids
 
Dec. 14         Geminids

Typically, the Perseids and the Leonids are the best showers of the year. The Geminids may also be a good shower to watch.

​2011 Eclipses
and Meteor Showers