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Seibundo Shinkosha Co., Ltd. (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) will release “Astronomical Yearbook 2023” on Thursday, November 24, 2022. [Image 1
(Cover photo: Shadow of Ganymede satellite passing near Jupiter’s Great Red Spot)
The Astronomical Yearbook 2023 edition contains forecasts and explanations of astronomical phenomena that will occur in 2023. eclipse phenomena such as solar and lunar eclipses, movement of each planet, movement of dwarf planets and asteroids, forecasts of comet appearances, forecasts of meteor showers, etc.), and observation results of astronomical phenomena that occurred in 2022. increase. [Image 2
The frontispiece of the 2023 edition includes images of a total solar eclipse that occurred in Antarctica on December 4, 2021, a partial lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021, and a long tail in the evening sky from the end of 2021 to the beginning of the year. Valuable images of Comet Leonard and the tau Hercules meteor shower are also posted. In addition, on the astronomical forecast page, you can find information about major nebulae and star clusters, solar surface phenomena, supernovae, extrasolar planets, artificial celestial bodies, forecasts of meteor showers, etc. We have increased the amount of information on the data and forecast pages of fields that have . [Image 3
An astronomical phenomenon that we would like to pay attention to in 2023 is the annular total solar eclipse on April 20. The solar eclipse on this day will be an annular solar eclipse in a part of the totality belt, and a total solar eclipse in almost the entire area of the totality belt.
A total solar eclipse can be observed in Australia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, etc. In addition, a partial solar eclipse can be seen in some parts of Japan, the southern regions, and in Ogasawara you can see a partial solar eclipse where 27% of the sun is missing. [Image 4
In addition, on March 24th, there will be a Venusian eclipse in which Venus will be hidden by the moon, and in Japan it will be possible to observe it in areas south of southern Kyushu.
You can enjoy the beautiful sight of dazzlingly shining Venus snuggling up to the crescent-shaped moon in the evening sky. ● Featured astronomical phenomena in 2023
January-February: Comet C/2002E3 becomes a naked-eye comet
Evening of March 24: Venus eclipse in the Nansei Islands
April 20: Annular total solar eclipse in northwestern Australia (partial solar eclipse in part of Japan)
September 21: Antares eclipse where Antares is obscured by the crescent Moon just after sunset
October 29: Partial lunar eclipse Lunar eclipse in the western sky at dawn Mid-October: 2P/Comet Encke Seen in the eastern sky at dawn
December 2: Appearance of the Andromedid meteor shower
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Title: Astronomical Yearbook 2023
Editor: Astronomical Yearbook Editorial Committee
Specifications: B6 size 384 pages
Regular price: 1,320 yen (tax included)
Release date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
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