Starting this month, you can detect asteroids anywhere in the world, no matter where you live!
Millions of asteroids exist in our Solar System. Mostly unknown or poorly known, these rocky objects contain clues about the formation of our Solar System.
When an asteroid passes in front of a distant star from our view here on Earth, it is called an occultation. Unistellar Citizen Scientists can observe occultations with their eVscope and help us learn more about these asteroids, such as their size, shape, or other characteristics, such as moons orbiting around them.
On our Asteroid Occultation Predictions page, you can find details on upcoming occultations including their location, timing, and more. Select your region from the drop down list and you can find asteroids with occultation paths close to you.
The video above shows asteroid occultations viewable across the globe! The lines in red are specific paths of asteroid occultations viewable during the month of October.
All over the globe, the Unistellar Network has made over 50 positive detections of asteroids, including targets of NASA’s Lucy mission. By joining this program, you can become a shadow chaser and directly contribute to our understanding of asteroids!