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Top 5 Stargazing Events in 2013

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by Stella Bella (subscribe)
Freelance, event organiser, food tour guide, lifestyle designer. The organizer of the largest bushwalking and social community in Australia. So why not sponsor a walk to promote your business with my group?
Published January 31st 2013
Galaxy(wikipedia Image)

Everyday, we see the sun come up and down and the moon getting bigger and smaller, but there are actually many more forms of movement between planets happening in our vast universe. I have searched for 5 stargazing events this year, so if you like, you can mark these dates on your calendar and join the dance of the planets. You can host a stargazing themed party or get cosy with someone special on a romantic stargazing night. So get ready to be amazed at the wonder of the universe.

February 2-23 Mercury in its best view

(Wikipedia Images, Author: Broken Inaglory)

Mercury is the innermost planet and the smallest one in solar system. Mercury and Venus make for the best views in the Earth's Sky as both of them can be seen as the brightest objects on a starry night - Venus makes the morning appearance while Mercury shines bright during evenings. This year, from 2 February till 23 February, Mercury will be the tiny ice blue diamond that might take your breath away during the starry night.

May 10 - Annular Eclipse of the Sun (Ring of Fire)

Ring of Fire(Wikipedia Image, Author: Broken Inaglory)

According to Wikipedia definition, "An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the dark disk of the Moon". You can just imagine the spectacular celestial show in the sky, maybe it will remind you of the fantasy movie series Lord of the Rings?

June 23 - The Biggest Full Moon of 2013

Full Moon(Wikipedia Image, Author:

When you are doing your Thursday late night shopping, maybe you can drive somewhere nearby a beach or somewhere with a spacious view and contemplate the biggest full moon event of the year? For the ladies who believe in the ancient rituals and myths, this night might be your best chance to claim your feminine power or conceive if you are planning to start a family soon.

October 18 - Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon

Lunar Eclipse(Wikipedia Image, Author: Oliver Stein)

A penumbral eclipse happens when the planet Moon passes through the Earth's penumbra, which causes a subtle darkening of the Moon's surface. It will be a special moment where the moon shows its mysterious and alluring face to the earth people. For thousands of years, psychics often tell tales and hold rituals on this night, so perhaps tell a story around the campfire on this special night.

December 13-14 Geminid Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower(Wikipedia Image, Author: Broken Inaglory)

Geminid Meteor Shower is an annual meteor shower with its peak time during 13 December till 14 December, the peak time would be at the early morning of 14th. So why not fill your picnic basket and pack your sleeping bag and tents and go for a Meteor Shower Breakfast Picnic with someone special. I am sure you will spoil someone with this romantic suggestion - don't forget to make a wish upon the falling stars, sorry I mean many wishes.
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Why? Catch the glamorous moments of the dance of the Universe
Where: Anywhere spacious with less city light pollution
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The meteor shower looks amazing.
by Gillian (score: 2|333) 1663 days ago
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