Clemson Area Amateur Astronomers

The Universe From Here

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

December 2018

Geminids Meteor Shower

December 13, 2018 - December 14, 2018

The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The first quarter moon will set…

Find out more »

Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation

December 15, 2018

The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 21.3 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.

Find out more »

CAAA Girl Scout Badge Outreach

December 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Camp Wabak, 409 Gap Creek Rd
Marietta, SC 29661 United States
+ Google Map
Find out more »

December Solstice

December 21, 2018

The December solstice occurs at 22:23 UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 degrees south latitude. This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.

Find out more »

Ursids Meteor Shower

December 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. This year the glare from the full moon will hide all but the brightest meteors. If you are extremely patient, you might still be able to catch…

Find out more »

Full Moon

December 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Find out more »

January 2019

Quadrantids Meteor Shower

January 3 @ 7:00 pm - January 4 @ 7:00 pm

The Quadrantids is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003. The shower runs annually from January 1-5. It peaks this year on the night of the 3rd and morning of the 4th. The moon will be a thin crescent and should not interfere with what could be a good…

Find out more »

Venus at Greatest Western Elongation

January 6 @ 6:30 pm

The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 47 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the bright planet in the eastern sky before sunrise.

Find out more »

New Moon

January 6 @ 7:00 pm

The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 8:28PM EST. 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.

Find out more »

January Meeting

Cancelled

January 7 @ 7:00 pm
Central-Clemson Library, 105 Commons Way
Central, SC 29630 United States
+ Google Map
Find out more »
+ Export Events

Clemson
42°
Fog

Upcoming Events

  • Total Lunar Eclipse, Full Moon, Supermoon

    January 20 @ 10:30 pm - January 21 @ 2:00 am

    A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth's dark shadow, or umb...

  • Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

    January 22 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 am

    A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible on January 22. The two bright planets will be vis...

  • New Moon

    February 4 @ 5:00 pm

    The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night ...

  • February Meeting

    February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Central-Clemson Library

  • Full Moon, Supermoon

    February 19 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be f...

For More Information Contact:

Ram White, President

Tom Wehrman, Program Coordinator

Jim Feiste, Secretary

Bill West, Treasurer

Stan Smith, Outreach Coordinator & Webmaster


Copyright CAAA

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram