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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.


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

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