Get your calendars out. It's time to hide the data from 2019 Meteor Shower and other celestial events, starting with the meteor shower of the quadrants. The production of 40 meteors per hour reaches on Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th of January. The best time will be after midnight.
The first full moon of 2019 is a dandy: It's not just a supermoon that occurs during a total lunar eclipse, creating a so-called blood moon. This is because the moon assumes a rusty or blood red color during a solar eclipse. Expect the Bloodmoon on Sunday, January 20th.
Whether you can see these heavenly events in Maryland, of course, depends on the sky conditions, and the moon could affect the display of some meteor showers.
See what awaits you Heaven in Maryland in 2019:
3. – January 4 – Quadrantid Meteor Shower: This is an above-average meteor shower from January 1st to 10th. It reaches overnight from 3 to 4 January and reliably produces about 40 meteors per hour at its peak. Although the quadrants do not have consistent paths, they can produce fireballs. The shower, which was discovered in 2003, is probably produced by grain dusts left by the extinct comet 2003 EH1. The moon will only be a thin crescent, which should provide the best visibility conditions. The meteors radiate from the constellation Bootes, but you can see them from all over the sky. The best view times are after midnight.
January 20-21 – Full Moon, Supermoon, and Total Lunar Eclipse: The Total Lunar Eclipse begins Sunday, January 20, at 11:41. Eastern Standard Time, where the total remains for more than one hour until 9:40 pm on the 21st. During this time, the moon appears red, which corresponds to the term "blood moon" associated with that event. It is also known as Wolfmond, a name given to the full moon in January because hungry wolves howled near the camps of the early Indian tribes. It is sometimes called the old moon and the moon after Yule. Most of North America, South America, the Eastern Pacific, the Western Atlantic, and extreme Western Europe and West Africa should be able to see it. Read more from NASA.
Feb. 19 – Full Moon and Supermoon: Early Native American tribes also called this the Full Snow Moon, because snow was mostly snowed in their camps at this time of year, and because hunting is difficult, some peoples called it the Full Hunger Moon.
 21st March – Full Moon and Supermoon: The early Native Americans also called this the Full Worm Moon, because this is the time of the year when the ground starts to thaw and earthworms appear. It is also sometimes referred to as Full Crow Moon, Full Crust Moon, Full Sap Moon and Lent Moon.
19th April – Full Moon: Because at this time pink wild phlox appears, this Native Americans called the full pink moon, but it was also called the burgeoning grass moon, the waxing moon, and the egg moon. Coastal tribes called it the Full Fish Moon to mark the time when the Shad swam upstream for spawning.
22nd – April 23 – Lyrid Meteor Shower: This mid-level meteor shower, which sometimes produces light trails that can sometimes take several seconds, runs April 16-25 and overnight from April 22-23. The parent of the shower is the comet C / 1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. A dwindling moon will block the weakest meteorites, but patient Skywatchers should be rewarded. The best display time is after midnight. While the meteorites radiate from the constellation Lyra, they can appear everywhere in the sky.
sixth-seventh May – Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower: This long-lasting rain from April 19th to May 28th strikes overnight from July 6-7. May and usually produces in the northern hemisphere before dawn 10 to 30 meteors per hour. They are fast and can produce stubborn trails, but do not expect to see many fireballs. These meteors are produced by dust particles left by the comet Halley. They radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can be seen from everywhere in the sky. Best view times are after midnight. The thin crescent opens in the early evening and offers ideal viewing conditions.
19th May – Full Moon: May's full moon is also known as the blue moon. Early Indians called it the Full Flower Moon, because then flowers start to bloom. It is also known as the full corn planting moon and the milk moon.
17th June – Full Moon: As the strawberries start to ripen in June, early Native American tribes called this full moon the Full Strawberry Moon, but it's also known as Full Rose Moon and Full Honey Moon.
sixteenth July – Full Moon: Male deer breed their new antlers in July, causing the first Native American indigenous tribes to refer to this full moon as Full Buck Moon, like the full thundermoon and the full hay moon.
29th until July 30 – Meteor Shower of the Southern Delta Aquarids: Run from July 21-Aug. 23, this average meteor shower reaches overnight from July 29 to 30 and produces about 20 meteors per hour. Produced by the debris left by the comets Marsden and Kracht, it radiates from the constellation Aquarius, but meteors can appear everywhere in the sky. The waning crescent is not a big problem and the best visibility conditions are after midnight.
26th – July 27 – Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower: Runs July 11th through August 8th. 10, this shower rarely produces more than five meteors an hour, but is known for making fireballs. The overall object of this smaller rain, which reaches its peak from 26 to 27 July, is the comet 169P / NEAT.
August 12-13 – Perseids meteor shower: The Perseids are the king of the summer meteor shower, which is from 17.-17. August run. 24 and overnight from the 12th to the 13th of August. In normal years they produce 50 to 75 meteors per hour, but a nearly full moon could block the weakest meteors. They are so bright and numerous that a good show could still be in stock. The Perseids produced by the comet Swift-Tuttle emanate from the constellation Perseus, but can be seen from all over the sky. The best view times are after midnight.
August 15 – Full Moon: Early Indian tribes called this the Full Sturgeon Moon, as large sturgeons could easily be caught in the Great Lakes and other large lakes, but also known as Green Corn Moon and Grain Moon.
Sept. 14 – Full Moon: The full moon that comes closest to the autumnal equinox, which takes place on September 23 this year, is referred to as Harvest Moon. Early Native American tribes also called it the Whole Grain Moon because it typically started harvesting at that time.
Oct. 8 – Draconid Meteor Shower: From the 6th to the 10th of October, the Draconids, which peaked on the night of October 8, will run about 10 meteors per hour, though there were years, especially in 1933 and 1946, when Thousands of meteors per hour zoom in across the sky. Produced by dust grains left behind by the comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, first discovered in 1900, the Draconids radiate from the constellation Draco. What makes this meteor shower so unusual is the best time to see it in the early evening. A first quarter moon sets shortly after midnight and leaves the sky quite dark.
13 – Full Moon: Known as the Full Hunters Moon by the early Native Americans, because the game is fattened and ready to hunt, the full moon is also referred to as the Travel Moon in October. Although not associated with a lunar eclipse, it is sometimes referred to as Blood Moon.
Oct. 21-22 – Orionid Meteor Shower: Run Oct 2 – Nov. 7 and overnight from 21 to 22 October, the Orionids produce about 20 meteors per hour in normal years, but in exceptional years, as in 2006 and 2009, they have been able to compete with the Perseids. Produced by the dust grains left by the comet Halley, the meteorites radiate from the constellation of Orion, but can be seen from all over the sky. A second quarter moon will block out the weakest meteors, but since the Orionids are bright, this could be a good show. Best view times are after midnight.
November 5 – Taurid Meteor Shower: A long-lasting meteor shower with several smaller peaks in October and November, the Taurids run from December 7th to 12th. They reached their climax on the night of 5 November. They rarely produce more than five or ten meteors per hour, but are characterized by colorful fireballs. The Taurids are unusual in that they consist of two separate streams – dust grains left by Asteroid 2004 TG10 and deposits of Comet 2P Encke. They radiate from the constellation of Taurus, but can be seen from everywhere in the sky.
November 12 – Full Moon: The early Native Americans called this the Full Beaver Moon to mark the time when beavers should set traps before freezing swamps and rivers. It is sometimes referred to as the Frosty Moon or Hunter's Moon.
November 17-18 – Leonid's Meteor Shower: From 6.-30. In November, the dust ran from the dust grains left behind by the comet 55P / Temple-Tuttle. The Leonids reached the 17th of November with over 15 meteors per hour. In a few years, a cyclonic peak can produce about 100 meteors per hour approximately every 33 years. The last time this happened in 2001. The Leonids radiate from the constellation Leo, but can be seen from all over the sky, with the best visibility after midnight. A second quarter moon will be problematic and block all but the brightest meteors. 19659002] Dec. 12 – Full Moon: Early Indian tribes called this the Cold-Cold Moon to mark the season when the winter air sets and the nights get longer. It is also known as "Full Long Nights Moon" and "Moon Before Yule".
13-14 – Geminid meteor shower: The Geminids, running from December 7 to 17, are often considered the best meteor shower of the year as they reach the summit from 13 to 14 December until to produce 120 bright, intensely colored meteorites. Produced by debris left by the 3200 Phaethon asteroid, the meteors emit twins from the constellation, but are seen everywhere in the sky. An almost full moon will block the weakest, but since they are so bright and numerous, the Geminids should still have a good show.
December 21-22 – Urside Meteor Shower: From 17 to 25 December, the Ursides walk about five to ten meteors per hour overnight between the 21st and 22nd of December, although occasional outbreaks occurred when the rate was 25 per hour exceeds. The parent object is the comet 8P / Tuttle, and the meteorites emanate from the constellation Ursa Minor. A waning crescent should not be a problem in 2019, and the best view times are after midnight.
Solstices And Equinoxes
20. March: Spring Equinox
21. June: summer solstice
23. September: Autumnal Equinox
22: Winter Solstice
Sources: American Meteor Society, SeaSky.org and NASA
Photo of Lunar Eclipse: NASA Ames Research Center / Brian Day
With reports from Beth Dalbey of Patch
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