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22 Sep 2009
Equinox; The Sun passed southward over Equator at 21:18 GMT.
Hours of daylight and darkness are approximately equal at all latitudes.
Winter is on the way !

18 Nov 2009
Leonid meteor shower; anticipated peak shower activity.

14 Dec 2009
Geminid meteor shower; anticipated peak shower activity.

21 Dec 2009
Solstice; The Sun directly above Tropic of Capricorn at 17:47 GMT. Minimum hours of daylight (winter solstice) north of equator; maximum hours of daylight (summer solstice) south of equator.

31 Dec 2009
Lunar eclipse (partial), maximum at 19:25 GMT.

03 Jan 2010
Perihelion - Earth at orbital position closest to sun ~00:00 GMT.
Earth's orbital velocity is faster, and the sun appears larger, than at any other time of year.

04 Jan 2010
Quadrantid meteor shower - Quadrantid meteors radiate from northern sky.
(Visible in northern hemisphere only.)


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Astronomical calendar:
http://home.att.net/~tangents/tech/astrocal.htm

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