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Astronomical Events Visible from Israel






The events listed below are selected astronomical events visible from Israel. The times are in Local Israel Time (unless mentioned otherwise).
The events are sorted by date. Each event its categorized by its visibility according to:
star Worth observing
starstar Recommended
starstarstar Don't miss
Equipment list the equipment needed to see the event: E-unaided eye; B-binocular; T-Telescope.

List of events :

Date Event Title Event Description Links Equi-
pment
December 2004/January 2005 Comet Machholz Visible by binoculars from clear skies. Ephemerides
Sky Map
B star
August 12, 2005 Perseids Meteor Shower Good circumstances during second half of the night, new moon. Expected rate of meteors is about 60 per hour (from sites with dark skys). E starstar
Oct 3, 2005 Partial Annular Solar Eclipse (Magnitude 53%, Coverage 42%)
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Sun Az
(deg)
Sun Alt
(deg)
Start 10:35:36 158 52
Maximum 12:02:48 194 53
End 13:29:54 224 44
Eye Safety E starstarstar
November 21, 2005 Possible outburst of the alpha-Monocerotids Meteor Shower during first half of the night, (Moon Rise 21:20). Expected rate of meteors could be as high as 100 per hour (from sites with dark skys). E starstar
March 14, 2006 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (Hard to see)
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Moon enters penumbra 23:21:32
Middle of eclipse 00:40:12
Moon leavs penumbra 04:13:32
E
Mar 29, 2006 Partial Solar Eclipse (Magnitude 84%, Coverage 81%)
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Sun Az
(deg)
Sun Alt
(deg)
Start 11:37:32 176 61
Maximum 12:56:36 214 57
End 14:13:19 238 45
Eye Safety E starstarstar
Sep 7, 2006 Partial Lunar Eclipse (18.9%)
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Moon enters penumbra 18:42
Moon enters umbra 20:05
Middle of eclipse 20:51
Moon leaves umbra 21:37
Moon leaves penumbra 23:00
E star
December 13, 2006 Geminids Meteor Shower Expected rate of meteors is up to 100 per hour (from sites with dark skys). Moon rise at 00:40 (LT of Dec 14th). E star
March 3, 2007 Full Lunar Eclipse
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Moon enters penumbra 22:16:29
Moon enters umbra 23:30:04
Totality starts 00:43:49
Middle of eclipse 01:20:56
Totality ends 01:58:01
Moon leaves umbra 03:11:46
Moon leaves penumbra 04:25:27
E star
Feb 21, 2008 Full Lunar Eclipse (only beginning is visible from Israel)
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Moon enters penumbra 02:34:59
Moon enters umbra 03:42:59
Moon enters totality 05:00:34
Middle of eclipse 05:26:05
Moon leavs totality 05:51:32
Sun Rise 06:17
E starstar
August 1, 2008 Partial Solar Eclipse (Magnitude 0.2%)
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Sun Az
(deg)
Sun Alt
(deg)
Start 12:41:50 225 71
Maximum 12:47:35 228 70
End 12:53:27 231 69
Eye Safety E star
August 16, 2008 Partial Lunar Eclipse (81.2%)
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Moon enters penumbra 20:23:07
Moon enters umbra 21:35:45
Middle of eclipse 23:10:09
Moon leaves umbra 00:44:38
Moon leaves penumbra 01:57:06
E starstar
December 31, 2009 Partial Lunar Eclipse (8.2%)
Event Local Time
(UTC+2)
Moon enters penumbra 19:15:18
Moon enters umbra 20:51:38
Middle of eclipse 21:22:41
Moon leavs umbra 21:53:51
Moon leavs penumbra 23:30:07
E star