Rain of Stars and Super Moons are Some of the Astronomical Events for This Year

Sometimes nature gives us the opportunity to escape from our self-absorption and lift our heads to the sky, with incredible astronomical shows that do not happen so often, so they are special.

This 2020, these phenomena will also play their role.

Here is a list of what you should not miss in the sky during this year.

1. Rain of quadrantids

It will be the first star shower that can be observed in 2020.

It will take place during the early hours of January 4, and between 100 and 150 meteors can be seen falling around 2 in the morning in a place away from the light pollution of the city.

But if you are lucky, you can see the occasional shooting star in illuminated areas if you locate the Big Dipper.

2. Rain of persecutions

The dawn of August 13 will occur.

This is one of the rain of stars that can most easily be distinguished, as they are the brightest meteors.

At its peak, that is, that night, about 60 flashes per hour can be observed.

They will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but they can be observed to the vast sky.

3. Rain of geminids

This rain of stars will be the last of the year, and will happen on December 13 and about 120 sparkles will be seen in the sky during the early morning in places with poor lighting.

It is the most impressive because the meteors are larger and easier to distinguish.

4.- Supermoon

This year there will be three, and it is one of the most appreciated shows, because at this point, our natural satellite will be closer to Earth, so it will be observed 7 percent larger and 15 percent brighter.

It will happen on March 9, and then on April 7 and May 9.

5.- Total solar eclipse

We will close the year in the best way, because the Moon will completely overshadow our star.

The eclipse will be visible as a total in the South Pacific, Chile, Argentina and the South Atlantic.

However, it may be observed as partial in the Pacific Ocean, South of South America and Antarctica.

6.- Season changes

We know that this happens year after year, as is obvious and is not in itself a show.

However, here are the exact dates of the beginning of each one in the northern hemisphere.


Beginning of spring: March 20

Beginning of summer: June 20

Beginning of autumn: September 22

Beginning of winter: December 21




Source: Multimedios