|Quadrantid meteor shower||3-4 Jan 2020|
Quadrantid meteor shower will be peaked on 3rd and 4th January but it will be visible on 1-5 January 2020. One can see upto 40 meteors per hour during peak. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Bootes, close to the North Star. In 1932, the Quadrantid meteor shower showed maximum activity with 80 meteors per hour.
|Earth's Perihelion||5 Jan 2020|
The Earth will reach its perihelion, the point on its orbit that is closest to the Sun at 07:47 UTC.
|Penumbral Lunar Eclipse||10 Jan 2020|
|Mercury at greatest Eastern elongation||20 Feb 2020|
|Vernal equinox||20 Mar 2020|
Vernal equinox will take place at 03:50 UTC.
|Mercury at greatest Western elongation||24 Mar 2020|
|Venus at greatest Eastern elongation||24 Mar 2020|
|Lyrid meteor shower||21-22 Apr 2020|
Lyrid is a medium intensity meteor shower. It usually produces about 20 meteors per hour in its peak. The shower will peak on 21-22 April but some meteors will be visible between 16 to 25th April. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Lyra.
|Eta Aquarid meteor shower||5-6 May 2020|
Eta Aquarid is a low intensity meteor shower. It usually produces about 10 meteors per hour in its peak. The shower will peak on 5-6 May. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Aquarius.
|Mercury at greatest Eastern elongation||4 Jun 2020|
|Penumbral Lunar Eclipse||5 Jun 2020|
|Jupiter at opposition||5 Jun 2020|
|Annular Solar Eclipse 21st June 2020||21 Jun 2020|
|Summer Solstice||22 Jun 2020|
At 21:44 UTC.
|Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 5th July 2020||5 Jul 2020|
|Jupiter at opposition||14 Jul 2020|
|Saturn at opposition||20 Jul 2020|
|Mercury at greatest Western elongation||22 Jul 2020|
|Perseid meteor shower||12-13th Aug 2020|
Perseids are one of the strong meteor showers. It produce up to 60 meteors per hour at peak hours. Radiant point of this shower is in the constellation Perseus. These meteors originate from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle.
|Venus at greatest Western elongation||13 Aug 2020|
|Neptune at opposition||11 Sep 2020|
|Autumnal Equinox||22 Sep 2020|
At 13:31 UTC.
|Mercury at greatest Eastern elongation||1 Oct 2020|
|Mars at Opposition||13 Oct 2020|
|Orionid meteor shower||21-22 Oct 2020|
Orionid is a medium intensity meteor shower and one can see about 25 meteors per hour.
|Uranus at Opposition||31 Oct 2020|
|Mercury at greatest Western elongation||10 Nov 2020|
|Leonids meteor shower||17-18th Nov 2020|
Annual event of Leonid meteor shower can be seen on 16-17th November. Leonid meteor shower is visible towards the constellation Leo, the Lion. During Leonid meteor shower, Earth will pass through a stream of debris which is left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle.
|Penumbral Lunar Eclipse||30 Nov 2020|
|Total Solar Eclipse||14 Dec 2020|
|Geminids meteor shower||13-14th Dec 2020|
Geminids meteor shower is a strong meteor shower. Annual event of Geminids meteor shower take place on 13-14th December but some meteors will be visible between 6 to 19th December. For many observers, geminid is the best meteor shower. It can produce 60-80 meteors per hour at its peak.
|Winter solstice||21 Dec 2020|
At 10:02 UTC.
|Ursids meteor shower||22-23 Dec 2020|
Ursids meteor shower is a medium intensity meteor shower. Ursids meteor shower peaks on 22-23 December. It usually produces 5-10 meteors per hour but occasionally it can produce about 100 meteors per hour.
Aphelion: Farthest position of a planet from the Sun.
Perihelion: Closest position of a planet from the Sun.
Greatest elongation: elongation is the angle between the Sun and a planet as seen from Earth, during eastern elongation, the planet appears as an evening star, during western elongation, the planet appears as a morning star.
Occultation: Moon occults or eclipses a planet or a star.