When Is National Astronomy Day?


National Astronomy Day is on the 14th of May with 569 tweets.

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Is It Astronomy Day Today?

It's Astronomy day on the 14th of May.

Astronomy Day' is by our calculation on: May the 14th. The first time we detected Astronomy Day was the 12th of April 2015 and the most recent detection of references to Astronomy Day was 7 months, 3 weeks ago.

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There were many celebrations relating to national holdiays written about on social media that our algorithms picked up, on the 14th of May. In total we detected 67 total unique days being shared such as Technology Day which had 442 people talking about it, or Voting Day having 352 tweets. A random sample of which are shown below.


National days on the 14th of May

National Astronomy Day, on the 14th of May

How Is The Date For Astronomy Day Calculated?

The day shown for 'National Astronomy Day' is based off how much chitter-chatter and buzz there was on May 14, 2016 across social media making references to 'Astronomy Day'. Our algorithms examine all of the references to National Days across social media and updates whatnationaldayisit.com hourly, with our homepage displaying the current national day, including others such as: Apple Pie, Astronomy or Buttermilk Biscuit Day. This crowdsourcing of data method to assess the National Astronomy Day date is used as opposed to being connected with any Government sacntioned lists :D Hurrah for democracy by concensus!


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We've put together the following resources full of nifty tips on how to increase the reach of Astronomy Day. The resources include: graphs, badges, and resources on what steps to take to boost Astronomy Day's visibility.

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Can I Register Astronomy Day?

We don't have an international authority or governmental remit to declare any officially celebrated "national Astronomy day". We only aim to programatically reflect what 'National Day' it is based of what The Internet Says It Is. We believe this is much more fun as it reflects the nature of how the most amusing / interesting national days are often created organically and grow based off popular social trends and sharing, as such we don't add new days to our database unless they are organically observed on social media.


Is it National Astronomy Day Everywhere?

Yes? No.. Sort of | Maybe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's really intersting is how whilst some National Days like National Daughters Day are seemingly celebrated internationally irrespective of geography, some very popular days (That often become the No. 1 National Day on our homepage) are in fact locally very specific and are offical holidays celebrated on a Country's national calendar. Take National Rambutan Day for instance, Rambutan is a popular Souteast Asian fruit and not seen so much in the UK, Europe or the USA. Some regionally specific trends subsequently become immensely popular internationally and worldwide, partly fuelled by widely shared 'National Days', National Pabebe Wave Day being one such example.

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Hang On, It Was National Astronomy Day Already This Year..!?

Yes, this is strangely enough entirely possible. The date shown for National Astronomy Day can change, if for instance several hundred people tweeted about Astronomy Day in early April, then in May a few thousand people tweeted about Astronomy day, then the date shown for National Astronomy Day, could come up twice :D

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