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Timeline Of The Near Future

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1. The M1 Abrams will be retired from service.






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






3. Two solar eclipses will occur in this year.






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






5. 52 UTC - Venus will occult Saturn.






6. The planetoid 90377 Sedna reaches perihelion.






7. Triple conjunction Mars






8. 2019 Rugby World Cup to be held in Japan. 2019 Cricket World Cup to be held in England.






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






10. Return of Halley's Comet.






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






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






13. 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia. 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang - South Korea.






14. Halley's Comet returns to the inner Solar System.






15. At 16-08 UTC on July 29 - Mercury will occult Mars.






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






17. December 10






18. 7th millennium begins in the Hebrew calendar.






19. Triple conjunction Mars






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






21. Triple conjunction of Mars and Saturn.






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






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






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






25. 'First Plutonian anniversary' of the dwarf planet's discovery - given that Pluto's orbit is just under 248 Earth years.






26. Brood X - the largest brood of North American seventeen-year cicadas - will emerge.






27. Information on the Falklands War declassified.






28. Cosmic Call 1 will reach its destination - the star Gliese 777.






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






30. The Message From Earth will reach Gliese 581.






31. On March 4 at 10-52 UTC - Venus will occult Uranus.






32. Transit of Venus on June 11.






33. 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






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






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






36. Transit of Venus.






37. The second full orbit of Neptune around the sun since its discovery in 1846.






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






39. 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






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






41. Triple conjunction Mars






42. Transit of Mercury.






43. 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 -






44. The M1 Abrams will be retired from service.






45. Brood X - the largest brood of North American seventeen-year cicadas - will emerge.






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






47. First expected manned mission to Mars by NASA.






48. Cosmic Call 1 will reach its destination - the star Gliese 777.






49. Grand Trine of Uranus - Neptune - and Pluto. This last occurred in 1769 and 1770.






50. 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup to be held in Russia.