Let’s take stock of what 2024 may have in store for us. This is a list of a few news events for you to think about.
February – As always you can expect Lunar New Year around the world (also known as Chinese new year).
March – Vladimir Putin, who has led Russia as either prime minister or president since 1999, will run for a fifth term.
Donald Trump’s trial on charges of election interference is also scheduled to begin this month, although this might get pushed back.
April – We will see the last solar eclipse in the US for more than 20 years, celebrated by a festival in Arkansas.
In pril-May we also expect to see the Indian general election.
May– China’s Chang’e-6 mission will attempt to collect up to 2kg (4.4lbs) of samples from the dark side of the Moon.
June – Two women run for Mexico’s presidency and the UEFA Euro 2024 will kick off in Germany. The T20 cricket World Cup will also be hosted in the US.
July – The Paris Olympic Games begin.
August – Tours de France Femmes will start in the Netherlands and end in France.
October – Russia will host the BRICs summit in the southwest city of Kazan.
November – On the first crewed mission in 52 years, four astronauts will journey to the moon for 10 days.