Wednesday 19 March 2014

Astronomy Scrapbook Thursday 20th March 2014

Eye in the Sky (1)
Spring Equinox

At precisely 16.57 UT the center of the Sun crosses the celestial equator.This is the Spring Equinox (Equinox means Latin for equal night). The Sun moves from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere.

Eye in the Sky (2)
Beta Leonids at Maximum

With activity from February 14th - April 25th the Beta Leonids peak tonight with a low maximum of between 3-4 meteors per hour. This shower was first observed by E R Blackeley of Dewsbury, Yorkshire England in 1895.

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