On March 29, we have a great opportunity to observe the dwarf planet Makemake. It will be at opposition, which means it will reach the highest point in the sky at around midnight and be opposite to the Sun. At around the same time Makemake will also reach its closest point to the Earth (perigee) at a distance of 51.77 AU. Its peak brightness will be an apparent magnitude of 17.1, which makes it the brightest trans-Neptunian object after Pluto.
Hello fellow stargazers! This month we only have one small meteor shower, but instead we can look forward to a comet visiting the inner solar system (just barely) and more interestingly two dwarf planets at opposition - Ceres and Makemake.
French Polynesia truly is a paradise. It is a mesmerizing wonderland of free islands and translucent water lagoon and it is best known for its main island Tahiti. Shamelessly hot and seductive, these one of a kind places where rich and famous people go on a vacation are filling every fantasy. Finding yourself in the middle of these gardens of paradise will leave you speechless.