Astronomical Events

November 10 - Full Moon. The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 20:16 UTC.

November 17, 18 - Leonids Meteor Shower. The Leonids is one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak.

November 25 - New Moon. The Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 06:10 UTC.

November 25 - Partial Solar Eclipse. This partial eclipse will only be visible over Antarctica and parts of South Africa and Tasmania.

December 10 - Full Moon. The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 14:36 UTC.

December 10 - Total Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Europe, eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the North America.

December 13, 14 - Geminids Meteor Shower. Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak.

December 22 - December Solstice. The December solstice occurs 05:30 UTC. This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the northern hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the southern hemisphere.


Sandor Kruk

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About me


I am a second year undergraduate student studying Astrophysics at University College London in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

When I started the secondary school I discovered my passion for Astronomy. As Astronomy was not part of the curriculum, I decided to study it on my own. Since then, I have represented Romania in four International Olympiads on Astronomy and Astrophysics. In the summer of 2008 I have decided to share my knowledge and experience with other students who have a passion for Astronomy and I founded the first Astronomy club in my home region at my high-school, “Vasile Lucaciu” National College, Baia Mare, Romania.



I am originally from Ocna Șugatag, a small village in Maramureș county, Romania. Maramureș is situated in the geographic centre of Europe, in North-west Transylvania. The region is known for its beautiful rural scenery, local small woodwork and craftwork industry as well as for its wooden churches, wooden gates and original rural architecture. It has carefully preserved the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of a medieval peasant past.

Visitors to Maramureș have the opportunity to step back in time and enjoy a simple life. The main attractions are: Bârsana Monastery (Orthodox monastery with church and buldings made only from wood), The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța (The interesting name comes from the blue, white, green and red colored funeral crosses, carrying cheerful lyrics inspired by memorable moments in the life of the deceased), Vaser Valley Mocănița (A steam locomotive train that runs through the mountains, along the Vaser River), The Memorial of the Victims of Communism (Sighetu Marmatiei prison which held the Romanian political figures from before 1945), The Ocna Șugatag spa (well-known for its salt water), The Sighetu Marmatiei Village Museum and The Historical town centre of Baia Mare.


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