Comet 2017 K2 ‘The Record-Breaker’ makes its closest approach to Earth on July 14, 2022

Comet 2017 K2 ‘The Record-Breaker’ makes its closest approach to Earth on July 14, 2022

Comet 2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) – dubbed ‘The Record-Breaker’ – will make its close approach to Earth on July 14, 2022, and then reach perihelion (the closest point to the Sun) on December 19, close to the orbit of Mars. The comet is record-breaking because it was already becoming active when it was discovered in 2017 under the feeble glow of the distant Sun.

Total lunar eclipse of May 16, 2022

Total lunar eclipse of May 16, 2022

A total lunar eclipse will take place on May 16, 2022, and be visible from the Americas, Europe and Africa.

Partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022

Partial solar eclipse of April 30, 2022

April 30 brings us a partial solar eclipse, visible from southern South America, parts of Antarctica, and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. This eclipse will be followed two weeks later by a total lunar eclipse on May 16.

Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse will take place on December 4, 2021, just two weeks after a partial lunar eclipse on November 19 – the longest since 1440 and until 2669​.1 The total eclipse will be visible from Antarctica and partially visible from South Africa and south…

‘Ring of Fire’ – Annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021

‘Ring of Fire’ – Annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021

An annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021, will be visible from northern Canada, Greenland, and Russia, with a partial eclipse visible from northern North America, Europe, and Asia. During the event, a bright ring will surround the moon silhouette at the peak of the…

Total lunar eclipse of May 26, 2021

Total lunar eclipse of May 26, 2021

The Earth will pass between the Moon and Sun from 09:45 to 12:52 UTC on May 26, 2021, creating a total lunar eclipse — visible from eastern Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and the Americas. The total eclipse will last from 11:12 until 11:26 — with the greatest…

Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 creates fiery spectacle over Brazil

Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 creates fiery spectacle over Brazil

The body of Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 re-entered Earth's atmosphere over Brazil at around 21:46 UTC (18:46 LT) on March 16, 2021, two days after schedule. The event created spectacular fiery scenery above the Brazilian state of Para and was mistaken…