2016 is full of surprises for observers worldwide. A lot of events will take place this year from occultations to eclipses.
Take your binoculars or telescope from the closet, because surely, in 2016 you will not have too many pauses between the events that will unfold in the sky.
Astronomical Calendar August 2015 astronomical events.
►01 September 2016 - Annular solar eclipse (impossible to see in Europe), at 11:07, mag = 0974. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only part of the solar disk and sometimes resembles a bite of a cookie. Total solar eclipse will be visible from most of Africa, in Western Australia, Atlantic and Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.
►01 September 2016 - New Moon. The moon will be directly between the Earth and Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 11:03
►03 September 2016 - Neptune opposition. The planet Saturn will be closest to Earth and Its face will be fully illuminated by the sun.
►05 September 2016 - Comet 226P / Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski-reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It has a 7.32-year orbit. Its return was observed 4 times.
►06 September 2016 - Moon at apogee. The moon reaches the furthest point from the Earth (405059 km from Earth) at 20:44.
►09 September 2016 - the first quarter of the moon. at 13:49.
►10 September 2016 - Comet 212 P / NEAT reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It has a 7.76-year orbit. Its return was observed 2 times.
►13 September 2016 - Comet PanSTARRS (2015 H2) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It has an unknown orbit. Its return has not been observed.
►13 September 2016 - Mercury at inferior conjunction 02:00.
►16 September 2016 - the penumbra lunar eclipse (visible in Europe), at 20:54, mag = 0.908. Earth will be between the Sun and the Moon and the Earth's shadow will cover the lunar disk. This eclipse of the moon will be visible from Europe, Asia, Australia, western South America, Africa and oceans Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Antarctica.
►16 September 2016 - Full Moon. Earth will be between the Sun and Moon, and therefore, the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 21:05.
►18 September 2016 - The moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth (361894 km from Earth) at 19:00.
►22 September 2016 - September equinox (autumn). September equinox occurs at 16:21. Sun will shine directly on the equator and the days and nights will be almost equal worldwide. This is also the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the northern hemisphere and the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the southern hemisphere.
►23 September 2016 - Aldebaran 0.2 ° S Moon at 0:13.
►23 September 2016 - last quarter of the moon. at 11:56.
►28 September 2016 - Mercury at greatest elongation at: 17.9 ° W, 21:00.
-Perihelion-position in the orbit of a planet closest to the Sun.
-Aphelion - position in the orbit of a planet farthest from the Sun.
-Perigee - the position of the Moon closest to Earth.
-Apogee - the position of the Moon farthest to Earth.
-Inferior Conjunction - Mercury or Venus passing between the Earth and Sun.
-Superior Conjunction - Mercury or Venus passes on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth.
-Greatest elongation - elongation is the angle between the Sun and a planet as seen from Earth, during eastern elongation (E), the planet appears as an evening star, during western elongation (W), the planet appears as a morning star.
-Opposition - position in the orbit of a planet when opposites the Sun as seen from Earth.
-Conjunction - position in the orbit of a planet when appears closer to the Sun as seen from Earth.
-Occultation - Moon occults or eclipses a star or a planet.
-Ascending Node - the point where a planet passes from the southern to the northern part of its orbit.
-Descending Node - the point where a planet passes from the northern to the southern side of its
Astronomical phenomena August 2016.