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 🙂
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
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!
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.
Total Lunar Eclipse 4/14/14
LADEE Moon satellite crashes into Moon 4/18/14
Maui sees Missile Test at sunset 5/20/14
Jupiter, Mars and Saturn visible! 6/18/14
Milky Way at La Perouse. 6/27/14
Lahaina Noon day 7/16/14 – no shadow when sun is overhead.
Super Moon and Perseids and Saturn’s hexagonal cloud 8/11/14
Harvest Moon is another Super Moon! 9/8/14
Moon occults Saturn. 9/27/14