The Sky Is Falling, So Be Sure to Get a Good Seat


Darrin Lythgoe

Last August there was a solar eclipse — a rare, significant astronomical event. It’s a sight that many will only get to see once in their lifetimes. Many people were unable to take time to see it, too. If that’s the case, then there’s no need to worry; the sky has much more in store for 2018.

Grace Welch
The solar eclipse of 2017, through eclipse glasses

Already, in January, there was a super moon, where it reached its closest position to the earth on its elliptical orbit. In a few days, on February 15th, there will be a partial solar eclipse. And on March 2nd and 31st, there will be a blue moon.

Darrin Lythgoe
A look at the super moon

In April, from the 16th to the 25th, is the annual Lyrids meteor shower. The peak of this event will be on the 22nd. On the 6th and 7th of July, the Halley’s Comet Tear will be in sight.

Sometime in July, there’s going to be a red moon, followed by the Perseids meteor shower on the 12th and 13th of August. And towards the end of 2018, there will be the Orionids meteor shower on October 2nd, the Leonid meteor shower on November 17th and 18th, followed by the Geminids meteor shower on December 7th and 17th.

Missing significant space-related events in the past isn’t any fun. Hopefully, the date will be saved and you will get to witness something amazing.