Fireworks display after the 2012 UP Lantern Parade in Diliman, Quezon City.
Sparkling, warm and heartfelt new year wishes for you and your loved ones. Happy New Year, folks! 😀
Last glimpse of the 2012 Sun featuring 2 sunspot groups – AR 1638 (center) and 1640 (right).
2012 has been a huge year for astronomy observing, with some rare and exciting things that took place including the transit of Venus, occultation of Jupiter, solar and lunar eclipses, planetary conjunctions, and many more.
This 2013, a new comet is predicted to blaze brilliantly in the skies and is expected to reach naked eye visibility by early November 2013. If Comet ISON lucks out, we could well be raving about the Great Christmas Comet of 2013 by this time next year. Watch out for it!
Comet McNaught Over New Zealand. Credit & Copyright: Minoru Yonet
Fireworks Galaxy NGC 6946
Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, U. Arizona
Celebrate the New Year with the Fireworks Galaxy! Also known as NGC 6946, the big, beautiful spiral galaxy is located just 10 million light-years away, behind a veil of foreground dust and stars in the high and far-off constellation of Cepheus.
May God bless you throughout this year and always! Have a prosperous year ahead! 🙂