Tag Archives: Southern Hemisphere

Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) Still Elusive In The North, Though It Put On Quite The Show ‘Down Below’.

by Anura Guruge



It is BARELY naked-eye visible in the North — and it is very low, in the very early mornings — in the NW sky.

Very low & borderline naked-eye.

It could — it should get — brighter. Perihelion is on May 27, 2010. 10-days away.

On May 13 it was at its closest to Earth.

Fingers crossed. It is up there. Just not that visible.

This has been the story, when it comes to comets, in the Northern Hemisphere.


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by Anura Guruge

New Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) Looks VERY Promising, BUT Will Not Be Seen In The North Till Next Week.

by Anura Guruge


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Comet SWAN, i.e., C/2020 F8 (SWAN), has become naked-eye visible in the Southern Hemisphere. It is approaching us from below the equator. Hence, why it is currently only visible in the South.

This will change as of May 11, 2020. It will cross the ‘equator’ — so to speak. The ‘Ecliptic‘ if you want to get technical. It will still take a few days after that to get above the horizon and trees.

I will keep you posted.

Keep your fingers crossed that this one, unlike C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), will NOT fragment and fizzle away.


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Google’s Spring Equinox 2018 Doodle For The Antipodes — While It Is Fall For Us.

by Anura Guruge


Permanent access, independent of date,
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Very Cool Animated Google Doodle For The First Day of Winter 2017 (Australia, New Zealand).

by Anura Guruge


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Only show in Australia & New Zealand.

 


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Very Cozy Google Doodle For “First Day of Fall 2017 (Southern Hemisphere)”.

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Today’s, i.e., February 26, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse Will NOT Be Visible From New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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From ‘Time and Date’ at: imeanddate.com. Where the Solar Eclipse will be visible. Southern Hemisphere event restricted to Africa and South America.


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What it will look like. The disc of the Sun will be blocked by the shadow of the moon. You will see sunlight behind the shadow.


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Anatomy of a Solar Eclipse. Basically the Moon is between the Sun and the Earth. Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.


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Earth At Its Closest to Sun For ALL Of 2017 — Evening Of Wednesday, January 4.

by Anura Guruge


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This happens, like clockwork, each and every year.

It has to do with the Earth’s orbit, around the Sun, being an ellipse (as is nearly all orbital paths in the Solar System). With any and all elliptical orbits you always have a closest and furthest point from the object being orbited. These are known (by the Latin) Perihelion & Aphelion.

Earth’s Perihelion with the Sun occurs in January. The Aphelion in July. In each case it is about 2 weeks after the last Solstice. This is how things are right now. Kind of a coincidence.

But it means that the Southern Hemisphere ALWAYS gets a bit closer to the Sun than the Northern. In other words, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun, the Earth is at its furthest. C’est la vie.

Anywho. In 2017, Perihelion was on January 4th.


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Dripping Popsicle Google Doodle For 2015 Southern Hemisphere Summer Solstice.

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The beautiful duality of our World. The Dual Solstices.

Google, however, got this one wrong … as I spell out here. Just adds to the fun.


Very, Very STRANGE Reach.
No Australia, New Zealand, South Africa?

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Comet ISON Maybe A Goner, But Comet Lovejoy, C/2013 R1, Is Still Out There. Another ‘Good’ Comet.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) still out there.


Where to see C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) Dec. 6 - 15, 2013 -- over New Hampshire.

Where to see C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) Dec. 6 – 15, 2013 — over New Hampshire. Click to ENLARGE. Arrow represents where it will be moving from E to NE each day …


That it is C/2013 R1, whereas Comet ISON was C/2012 S1, tells us that C/2013 R1 was discovered a one year after ISON.

It was actually discovered on September 7, 2013 by Australian amateur astronomer Terry Livejoy, and IT specialist by day.

This is Terry Lovejoy’s 4th comet.

His C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy), only visible, alas in the southern hemisphere, was a doozy!

Terry Lovejoy’s 2011 doozy, C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) — the ‘great of 2011’, though viewing was restricted to the southern hemisphere.

C/2013 R1, since November 2013, at an apparent magnitude of +5 is in theory naked eye visible.

It is due to perihelion on December 22, 2013.

So it will continue to get brighter.

So if you are pining for poor ISON assuage your sorrows by trying to get a gander at the latest Lovejoy.

Animated, “First Day Of Winter” Google Doodle For The Southern Hemisphere To Complement “First Day Of Summer”.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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