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Timeline Of The Near Future

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1. The One country - two systems model between China and Macau will expire.






2. Solar eclipse of 7 min 29 s (very close to the theoretical maximum) - saros 139 - 'crowing' this serie. This is predicted to be the longest eclipse during the current 10000 year period - from 4000 BC to AD 6000 (eclipse predictions by Fred Espenak -






3. 52 UTC - Venus will occult Saturn.






4. Asteroid 2007 VK184 has a chance of 1 in 3030 of hitting Earth in this year.






5. With an estimated probability of 0.07% - Apollo asteroid 1999 RQ36 could hit the Earth.






6. The Voyager program is expected to terminate. Manned mission to the Moon by China.






7. 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup to be held in Russia.






8. The One country - two systems model between China and Macau will expire.






9. Venus occults Spica.The previous occultation of Spica by Venus was on November 10 - 1783. December 24 - The Moon will occult Neptune.






10. Construction of Sagrada Familia to be completed.






11. Long-duration lunar eclipse of approximately 106.1 minutes.






12. The Green Wall of China is expected to be completed.






13. 52 UTC - Venus will occult Saturn.






14. Triple conjunction of Mars and Saturn.






15. Transit of Venus.






16. Mercury occults Neptune.






17. Triple conjunction Mars






18. Triple conjunction Mars






19. 7th millennium begins in the Hebrew calendar.






20. Triple conjunction Mars






21. Sedna overtakes Eris as the farthest known spheroid orbiting the Sun.






22. On August 1 - Mercury occults Regulus (last occultation of Regulus by Mercury was on August 13 - 364 BC).






23. The planetoid 90377 Sedna reaches perihelion.






24. On August 1 - Mercury occults Regulus (last occultation of Regulus by Mercury was on August 13 - 364 BC).






25. March 17






26. The maximum calendar year limit within the Microsoft Windows XP - Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.






27. Year 2038 problem - similar to the Year 2000 problem may occur on this date.






28. There will be a Solar Eclipse on August 21.






29. Lease held by the Pitjantjatjara people on Uluru to Australian government set to expire.






30. Lease held by the Pitjantjatjara people on Uluru to Australian government set to expire.






31. 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan. 2019 Cricket World Cup to be held in England.






32. Return of Halley's Comet.






33. Triple conjunction Mars






34. On March 14 (which will be February 29 in the Julian calendar) - the difference between the Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar reaches 14 days. Since 14 is divisible by 7 - this will be the first time in history since its inception that the G






35. The 17th Pan-American Games to be held in Toronto. Spacecrafts New Horizons and Dawn to arrive at the dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres - respectively. Alignment of Earth - Venus and Jupiter. Rugby World Cup held in England and Wales. 2015 Cricket World






36. Transit of Venus on June 9.






37. The Message From Earth will reach Gliese 581.






38. Transit of Mercury.






39. August will be the first time Pluto reaches aphelion since its discovery.






40. Transit of Mercury.






41. At 15-28 UTC - on September 14 - Venus will eclipse Jupiter.






42. December 10






43. 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia. 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang - South Korea.






44. Solar eclipse of 7 min 26 s - saros 139.






45. Construction of Sagrada Familia to be completed.






46. Triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.






47. The One country - two systems model between China and Hong Kong will terminate in this year.






48. The 17th Pan-American Games to be held in Toronto. Spacecrafts New Horizons and Dawn to arrive at the dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres - respectively. Alignment of Earth - Venus and Jupiter. Rugby World Cup held in England and Wales. 2015 Cricket World






49. The Green Wall of China is expected to be completed.






50. Beginning of the 16th century according to the Islamic calendar.