月亮将在 10:37 下午. 美国东部时间周五, 根据 美国宇航局
. In all its glory
, the celestial treat will hang in the night sky for about three days around its peak
, so onlookers can enjoy the glowing moon all weekend
相反, Europeans use the term “hay moon” as a nod to the haymaking season of June and July, 根据美国宇航局.
Typical of a normal year, 2021 有 12 full moons. (曾经有 13 full moons last year, two of which were in October.)
Here are all of the full moons remaining this year and their names
, 根据 The Old Farmer’s Almanac
八月 22 — sturgeon moon
九月 20 — harvest moon
十月 20 — hunter’s moon
十一月 19 — beaver moon
十二月 18 — cold moon
Be sure to check for the other names of these moons as well
, attributed to their respective Native American tribes
The Delta Aquariids meteor shower is best seen from the southern tropics and will peak between July 28 和 29, when the moon is 74% 满的.
Interestingly, another meteor shower peaks on the same night — the Alpha Capricornids. Although this is a much weaker shower, it has been known to produce some bright fireballs during its peak. It will be visible for everyone, regardless of which side of the equator you are on.
The Perseid meteor shower, the most popular of the year, will peak between August 11 和 12 in the Northern Hemisphere, when the moon is only 13% 满的.
Here is the meteor shower schedule for the rest of the year
, 根据 EarthSky’s meteor shower outlook
• October 8: Draconids
• October 21: Orionids
• November 4 至 5: South Taurids
• November 11 至 12: North Taurids
• November 17: Leonids
• December 13 至 14: Geminids
• December 22: Ursids
Solar and lunar eclipses
今年, there will be one more eclipse of the sun and another eclipse of the moon
, 根据 The Old Farmer’s Almanac
十一月 19 will see a partial eclipse of the moon, and skywatchers in North America and Hawaii can view it between 1 上午. ET and 7:06 上午. 和.
And the year will end with a total eclipse of the sun on December 4. It won’t be visible in North America, but those in the Falkland Islands, the southern tip of Africa, Antarctica and southeastern Australia will be able to spot it.
Skywatchers will have multiple opportunities to spot the planets in our sky during certain mornings and evenings throughout
2021, 根据 Farmer’s Almanac planetary guide
It’s possible to see most of these with the naked eye, with the exception of distant Neptune, but binoculars or a telescope will provide the best view.
Mercury will look like a bright star in the morning sky from October 18 to November 1. It will shine in the night sky from August 31 to September 21, 和十一月 29 to December 31.
Venus, our closest neighbor in the solar system, will appear in the western sky at dusk in the evenings through December 31. It’s the second-brightest object in our sky, after the moon.
Mars makes its reddish appearance in the morning sky between November 24 和十二月 31, and it will be visible in the evening sky through August 22.
Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is the third-brightest object in our sky. It will be on display in the morning sky through August 19. Look for it in the evenings August 20 to December 31 — but it will be at its brightest from August 8 to September 2.
Saturn’s rings are only visible through a telescope, but the planet itself can still be seen with the naked eye in the mornings through August 1 and in the evenings from August 2 to December 31. It will be at its brightest during the first four days of August.
Binoculars or a telescope will help you spot the greenish glow of Uranus in the mornings through November 3 and in the evenings from November 4 to December 31. It will be at its brightest between August 28 和十二月 31.
And our most distant neighbor in the solar system, Neptune, will be visible through a telescope in the mornings through September 13 and during the evenings September 14 to December 31. It will be at its brightest between July 19 和十一月 8.