2021

July 4, 2021

So Far Away: Aphelion 2021

This farthest point occurs July 5, 2021, at 6:27 pm EDT or 10:27 pm UTC. At that time the distance from Earth’s center to the Sun’s center will be 94,510,886 miles (152,100,527 km).
June 20, 2021
June & December Solstice Comparison

Time for a Change of Seasons – 2021 June Solstice

The June Solstice for 2021 occurs on June 21st at 3:22 UTC (11:32 pm EDT on June 20th). It is the beginning of summer for the northern hemisphere and winter for the southern hemisphere.
May 24, 2021
Annular Solar Eclipses & Lunar Eclipse

The May-June Eclipse Season for 2021

Every year we get a collection of 4 to 7 eclipses somewhere on Earth, either lunar, solar, partial, or total. These eclipses come in seasons, a 35-day period with typically two eclipses sometimes three. There are usually two seasons per year. 2021 has two.
March 19, 2021

March Equinox 2021 & a Touch of Aurora

WHOOO HOO! It’s a change of season! The next Equinox occurs on March 20, 2021, at 9:36 UT (5:36 am ET). It’s the Vernal (Spring) equinox for the Northern Hemisphere!  It’s the Autumnal (Fall) equinox for the Southern Hemisphere! But