The year 2020 is full of events to observe, a meteor shower in the first days of the year, six eclipses, three supermoons, cosmic conjunctions and here we give you a compilation of the first semester
Ending the holidays, the meteors welcome us to 2020 with the greatest meteor shower: the Quadrantids. The dates where they can be observed better were January 03 and 04 where they reached their maximum peaks, reaching up to 200 meteors per hour. The lucky ones for this great event are those who live in the northern hemisphere since it can only be seen on this site in dark and clear places.
By day 05 the Earth will reach the shortest distance with the sun having one of the hottest days of the year (approximately 147 million kilometers). And at the end of the month, on January 10 a penumbral moon eclipse can be observed, which can be seen in Europe, Africa, and Australia even if a telescope is needed.
On February 18, the moon will slide in front of Mars, an event that can only be observed by the owners of telescopes and large prisms. The event can be seen from Central America, North America, North end of South America, Cuba and Haiti.
On March 9, the first supermoon of the year will be held, which is when the moon looks brighter and close to normal. The supermoon is an unusual astronomical event that is created when there is a full moon and, in turn, is at its closest point of the orbit to Earth.
By the beginning of April Venus will be at its highest peak of nocturnal appearance. We will also have the second and largest super moon of this year and by the end of the month on the 21st and 22nd, you can see a meteor shower from the southern hemisphere.
On May 7 the 3rd Supermoon will be given
By June 5 there will be another penumbral eclipse of Luna but it will be difficult to see in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The first solar eclipse will also be produced by June 21 and can be seen from Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, northern India, southern China, Taiwan, the Philippine Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. Although the moon will pass directly in front of the sun, it will not completely cover the visible radius so a radius of light can be seen shining around the silhouette of the moon