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    2014 Year in Review

    What a great year of astronomy in 2014!
    Many discoveries, a few mysteries and 2 Total Lunar Eclipses visible from Maui!
    Here’s a short summary of news and events we experienced this year.
    2015 will be just as exciting with 2 more Total Lunar Eclipses and now after sunset, beautiful Venus will shine bright like a diamond!!
     
    Happy Holidays and see you next year, 2015 – Year of the Sheep or Goat 🙂
     

    January 2014: 

    Hebrew year 5774  –  Islam year 1435  –  Star Trek star date 308984

    Black Moon – 2 New Moons in one month  1/1/14 and 1/30/14
    John Dobson (Dobsonian Telescope inventor) died 1/15/14
    Strange donut shaped rock appears on Mars.  1/20/14
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    February:
    Valentine’s Day Full Moon –  Maui sees a rabbit shape on the Moon.  2/14/14
    China’s lunar rover, Jade Rabbit, comes back to life!
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    March:
    Vernal Equinox Party 3/20/14
    New Dwarf Planet found in our solar system……planet X?
    Declan magically balanced an egg during the equinox sunset.
    First asteroid discovered with rings!  Asteroid Cheriklo orbits between Saturn and Uranus.
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    April:
    Total Lunar Eclipse  4/14/14
    LADEE Moon satellite crashes into Moon  4/18/14

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    May:
    Maui sees Missile Test at sunset 5/20/14
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    June:
    Jupiter, Mars and Saturn visible!  6/18/14
    Milky Way at La Perouse.  6/27/14
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    July:
    Lahaina Noon day 7/16/14 – no shadow when sun is overhead.
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    August:
    Super Moon and Perseids and Saturn’s hexagonal cloud  8/11/14
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    September:
    Harvest Moon is another Super Moon!  9/8/14
    Moon occults Saturn. 9/27/14

    A perigee moon rises in Washington, DC,

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    October:
    2nd Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014   10/7/14
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    November:
    Makahiki Season begins with rise of Pleiades star cluster.  11/5/14
    Rosetta Mission lands on comet!   11/12/14

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    December:
    Geminid Meteor Shower at La Perouse.  12/14/14
    Green Comet Lovejoy under Sirius.  12/19/14
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