Events that will take place in the 2040s
Planet alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon which is predicted to be in the crescent phase will occur on 8th September 2040. Another very interesting event will take place in the year 2040, the great red spot of Jupiter will become circular as per the calculation of the reduction rate stands as of now.
The decade 2040s sure is a very busy decade for Astrophysicists. In May 2044 the METI message cosmic call 2 sent from Evpatoria planetary radar will reach its destination 55 Cancri which is a binary star system located in the constellation of Cancer. The system consists of a K-type star along with a small red dwarf. As of now, 5 extrasolar planets are known to orbit 55 Cancri. METI has sent messages to other star systems as well one of which will reach the HD 10307 in the same year in the month of September.
There is one more message sent by METI to a star system that looks promising. The METI message called “Teen age Message” will reach 47 UMa (UMa – Ursae Major) will reach in July 2047. 47 UMa is a yellow dwarf star about 46- lightyears from us in the constellation of Ursa Major, the intriguing thing is 47 UMa is very similar to Sun, it is also a main sequence star a bit hotter than the Sun having approximately similar mass as our Sun.
29th Feb 2048 there will be a rare Full Moon on leap day, this event happens roughly once in 100 years. In 2057 this year will see the very rare occurrence of two total solar eclipses in a single calendar year (on January 5 and December 26). The last time this occurred was 1889. The next time it will occur is 2252. 28 July 2061 Halley’s Comet reaches its perihelion, the closest point to the Sun the last return reached its perihelion on February 9, 1986.