WAITING FOR THE SHADOW

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Next meteor shower
  • Lyrids April 16 to April 25

Comets: [All telescopic comets, no naked eye]
  • 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko    9th magnitude and fading. Northern morning sky. Peaked at magnitude 8 in November 2021.

  • 19P Borrelly    9th magnitude and brightening. Western evening sky. Peaks at magnitude 8 in February 2022.

  • C/2019 L3 ATLAS    9th magnitude and steady. Low Northern morning sky. Peaks at magnitude 9 in January 2022.

  • 104P Kowal    9th magnitude and brightening. Western evening sky. Brighter than expected. May peak at magnitude 9 in January 2022.

Milky Way core rises and reaches 20o altitude
  • Feb 8:........03:00 am
  • Feb 22.......02:00 am
  • Mar 8.........01:00 am

Next Lunar Eclipse visible from SE NSW
  • November 8th

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  • The day the World Looked Up - BBC Witness History Program.  BBC podcast - 9 min.

  • "Chasing Totality from the Stratosphere"  By Catalin Beldea & Joe Cali.
     Braving the Australian Outback, an international amateur team launched a balloon to catch last November's solar
     eclipse. Feature article first published in the international edition of Sky and Telescope Magazine, October 2013, pp 66-71. Available online only with digital subscription. Reprinted in Australian Sky and Telescope, Nov/Dec issue pp 82-87.



  • BBC morning radio: Live cross to describe live on air, the final minutes of  the transit of Venus, 6th June, 2012

  • "Waiting for the Shadow." Feature about Solar Eclipse Chasers and Chasing, Australian Geographic Society Journal. 2005, Apr-Jun, pp 86-99.
    Article text only, none of my photo's or illustrations is available online on the Australian Geographic Website.
    Photo's and illustrations used with the printed article and more can be seen on this site in my 2002 Total Eclipse Report

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