New Asteroid Names

Including (24732) Leonardcohen and (52270) Noamchomsky. Full list is below.

(33181) Aalokpatwa
(398188) Agni
(21033) Akahirakiyozo
(32579) Allendavia
(100735) Alpomoranska
(32611) Ananyaganesh
(16770) Angkorwat
(32603) Ariaeppinger
(33117) Ashinimodi
(39300) Auyeungsungfan
(32580) Avbalasingam
(85190) Birgitroth
(210290) Borsellino
(318682) Carpaccio
(23707) Chambliss
(33197) Charlallen
(30797) Chimborazo
(7605) Cindygraber
(32593) Crotty
(32590) Cynthiachen
(33195) Davenyadav
(330440) Davinadon
(232409) Dubes
(33193) Emhyr
(32630) Ethanlevy
(22366) Flettner
(349606) Fleurance
(18583) Francescopedani
(293985) Franquin
(60669) Georgpick
(32612) Ghatare
(316138) Giorgione
(22410) Grinspoon
(32614) Hacegarcia
(190139) Hanskung
(365443) Holiday
(301511) Hubinon
(22415) HumeIvey
(32609) Jamesfagan
(207723) Jiansanjiang
(221698) Juliusolsen
(33196) Kaienyang
(92213) Kalina
(7202) Kigoshi
(359426) Lacks
(32628) Lazorik
(24732) Leonardcohen
(248262) Liuxiaobo
(174281) Lonsky
(33198) Mackewicz
(32631) Majzoub
(79138) Mansfeld
(40134) Marsili
(100934) Marthanussbaum
(32582) Mayachandar
(100936) Mekong
(22426) Mikehanes
(32616) Nadinehan
(33118) Naiknaware
(32594) Nathandeng
(52270) Noamchomsky
(22434) Peredery
(42585) Pheidippides
(48451) Pichincha
(22435) Pierfederici
(33187) Pizzolato
(12937) Premadi
(33189) Ritzdorf
(293366) Roux
(120643) Rudimandl
(32623) Samuelkahn
(33191) Santiagostone
(121469) Sarahaugh
(33188) Shreya
(32610) Siennafink
(33190) Sigrest
(32634) Sonjamichaluk
(383067) Stoofke
(29449) Taharbenjelloun
(28963) Tamyiu
(21117) Tashimaseizo
(16481) Thames
(300928) Uderzo
(400673) Vitapolunina
(21161) Yamashitaharuo

Couple of new asteroid names including Freddiemercury

Names are given twice as per the MPC list.

(19695) Billnye Billnye
(21360) Bobduff Bobduff
(21361) Carsonmark Carsonmark
(269243) Charbonnel Charbonnel
(295473) Cochard Cochard
(130069) Danielgaudreau Danielgaudreau
(133861) Debrawilmer Debrawilmer
(17473) Freddiemercury Freddiemercury
(291633) Heyun Heyun
(12793) Hosinokokai Hosinokokai
(19711) Johnaligawesa Johnaligawesa
(178151) Kulangsu Kulangsu
(32298) Kunalshroff Kunalshroff
(291847) Ladoix Ladoix
(8368) Lamont Lamont
(283461) Leacipaola Leacipaola
(239105) Marcocattaneo Marcocattaneo
(156631) Margitan Margitan
(22454) Rosalylopes Rosalylopes
(22456) Salopek Salopek
(378214) Sauron Sauron
(301021) Sofiarodriguez Sofiarodriguez
(129811) Stacyoliver Stacyoliver
(22473) Stanleyhey Stanleyhey
(55854) Stoppani Stoppani
(19700) Teitelbaum Teitelbaum
(22494) Trillium Trillium
(262705) Vosne-Romanee Vosne-Romanee
(6086) Vrchlicky Vrchlicky

Mercury Shadow Approaching

Mercury enters shadow phase in just over a week (May 4th, the day of the Scorpio Full Moon) – in case there’s any stuff you want to get out of the way beforehand.

Enters shadow phase May 4th (4+ Gemini)
Stations retrograde May 19th (13+ Gemini)
Stations direct June 11th (4+ Gemini)
Leaves shadow phase June 27th (13+ Gemini)