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Your Ultimate Guide To Meteor Showers, Rocket Launches, And More In 2016

There’s been some truly stellar space developments in 2015: We got to see a “Super Blood Moon” eclipse, the successful landing of SpaceX’s Falcon 9, and got to (sort of) live our dreams when NASA announced it was looking for astronauts.

The end of this year is fast-approaching, but we know that space exploration never stops. There’s so much to look forward to in 2016, and we promise it’s going to be out of this world.

Here’s your handy guide to some must-see space events happening in 2016. Feel free to share it liberally with fellow space nerds and aspiring astronauts.

January

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SpaceX Dragon CRS-8 Launch
Date:
January, day TBD

SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 8 Launch
Date:
January 3

Quatranids Meteor Shower
Date:
January 3-4

February

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United Launch Alliance Atlas V GPS IIF-12 Launch
Date:
February 3

March

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Total Solar Eclipse
Date:
March 9

SpaceX Falcon 9, CRS 9 Launch
Date:
March 21

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Date:
March 23

April

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Lyrids Meteor Shower
Date:
April 22-23

May

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Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Date:
May 6-7

Transit of Mercury
Date:
May 9

United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, MUOS 5
Date:
May 5

July

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Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Date:
July 28-29

August

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Perseids Meteor Shower
Date:
August 12-13

September

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United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 Rocket, GOES-R
Date:
September, day TBD

Annular Solar Eclipse
Date:
September 1

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
Date:
September 16

October

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Draconids Meteor Shower
Date: October 7

Orionids Meteor Shower
Date:
October 21-22

November

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Taurids Meteor Shower
Date: November 4-5

December

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Ursids Meteor Shower
Date: December 21-22

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