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3/22/2018 to 4/22/2018Apr 21  17:00  2018 Spring Astronomy Day - Powell Observatory

 

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What's in the sky this month

1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 01 1:05 Beehive 2.3°S of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 02 0:00 Earth at Perihelion: 0.98325 AU
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 02 15:58 Regulus 4.7°S of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 03 0:00 Quadrantid Meteor Shower
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 06 3:37 LAST QUARTER MOON
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 09 9:39 Moon at Perigee: 367390 km
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 09 20:08 Antares 5.6°S of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 09 0:00 Mercury 1.6° of Saturn
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 10 14:14 Moon at Descending Node
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 11 0:00 Mercury 1.4° of Jupiter
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 11 14:12 Venus 1.5°N of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 12 23:00 NEW MOON
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 14 2:15 Mercury 2.3°N of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 20 15:02 FIRST QUARTER MOON
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 20 23:37 Mars 5.1°N of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 21 7:11 Moon at Apogee: 404361 km
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 23 0:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.6°E
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 23 0:00 Saturn in Conjunction with Sun
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 23 22:39 Aldebaran 4.7°S of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 24 15:47 Moon at Ascending Node
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 27 9:46 Pollux 3.8°N of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 28 8:50 Beehive 2.3°S of Moon
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 28 13:16 FULL MOON
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 28 0:00 Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 28 0:00 Mercury at Perihelion
1/1/2021 to 1/31/2021Jan 29 22:56 Regulus 4.6°S of Moon
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 03 13:33 Moon at Perigee: 370127 km
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 04 11:37 LAST QUARTER MOON
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 06 2:33 Antares 5.5°S of Moon
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 06 18:29 Moon at Descending Node
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 08 0:00 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 11 13:06 NEW MOON
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 15 0:00 Mercury 3.8° of Jupiter
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 18 4:22 Moon at Apogee: 404467 km
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 18 16:47 Mars 3.7°N of Moon
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 19 12:47 FIRST QUARTER MOON
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 19 0:00 Venus at Aphelion
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 20 7:15 Aldebaran 5.0°S of Moon
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 20 19:44 Moon at Ascending Node
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 23 0:00 Mercury 4.0° of Saturn
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 23 19:10 Pollux 3.7°N of Moon
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 24 18:16 Beehive 2.4°S of Moon
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 26 8:04 Regulus 4.6°S of Moon
2/1/2021 to 2/28/2021Feb 27 2:17 FULL MOON
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 01 23:19 Moon at Perigee: 365422 km
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 03 17:36 Mars 2.6°S of Pleiades
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 04 0:00 Mercury 0.3° of Jupiter
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 05 7:58 Antares 5.2°S of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 05 18:56 Moon at Descending Node
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 05 19:30 LAST QUARTER MOON
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 06 0:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.3°W
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 09 17:02 Saturn 3.7°N of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 10 9:35 Jupiter 4.0°N of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 10 0:00 Neptune in Conjunction with Sun
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 10 19:02 Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 13 4:21 NEW MOON
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 13 0:00 Mercury at Aphelion
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 17 23:04 Moon at Apogee: 405253 km
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 19 11:48 Mars 1.9°N of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 19 15:13 Aldebaran 5.2°S of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 19 21:31 Moon at Ascending Node
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 20 3:37 Vernal Equinox
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 20 13:15 Mars 6.9°N of Aldebaran
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 21 8:40 FIRST QUARTER MOON
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 23 4:26 Pollux 3.5°N of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 24 3:58 Beehive 2.6°S of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 25 18:17 Regulus 4.7°S of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 26 0:00 Venus at Superior Conjunction
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 28 12:48 FULL MOON
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 29 9:52 Spica 6.5°S of Moon
3/1/2021 to 3/31/2021Mar 30 0:12 Moon at Perigee: 360311 km
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 01 14:49 Antares 4.9°S of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 01 20:41 Moon at Descending Node
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 04 4:02 LAST QUARTER MOON
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 06 2:34 Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 07 1:15 Jupiter 4.4°N of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 11 20:31 NEW MOON
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 14 11:47 Moon at Apogee: 406120 km
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 15 22:07 Aldebaran 5.4°S of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 15 23:53 Moon at Ascending Node
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 17 6:09 Mars 0.1°N of Moon: Occn.
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 18 0:00 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 19 12:18 Pollux 3.2°N of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 20 0:59 FIRST QUARTER MOON
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 20 12:25 Beehive 2.8°S of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 22 3:48 Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 22 0:00 Lyrid Meteor Shower
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 25 20:43 Spica 6.5°S of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 26 0:00 Mercury at Perihelion
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 26 21:31 FULL MOON
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 27 9:24 Moon at Perigee: 357379 km
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 29 0:07 Antares 4.8°S of Moon
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 29 3:17 Moon at Descending Node
4/1/2021 to 4/30/2021Apr 30 0:00 Uranus in Conjunction with Sun
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 03 11:02 Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 03 13:50 LAST QUARTER MOON
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 03 21:03 Mercury 2.1°S of Pleiades
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 04 15:00 Jupiter 4.6°N of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 04 0:00 Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 11 13:00 NEW MOON
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 11 15:54 Moon at Apogee: 406512 km
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 13 4:29 Moon at Ascending Node
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 13 11:59 Mercury 2.1°N of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 15 22:47 Mars 1.5°S of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 16 18:39 Pollux 3.1°N of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 17 0:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 22.0°E
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 17 19:08 Beehive 2.9°S of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 19 11:28 Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 19 13:13 FIRST QUARTER MOON
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 23 7:07 Spica 6.5°S of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 25 19:52 Moon at Perigee: 357310 km
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 26 5:14 FULL MOON
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 26 5:19 Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.009
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 26 10:55 Antares 4.8°S of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 26 13:38 Moon at Descending Node
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 28 0:00 Mercury 0.4° of Venus
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 30 19:22 Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
5/1/2021 to 5/31/2021May 31 5:41 Mars 5.2°S of Pollux
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 01 2:57 Jupiter 4.6°N of Moon
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 02 1:24 LAST QUARTER MOON
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 07 20:27 Moon at Apogee: 406230 km
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 09 10:42 Moon at Ascending Node
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 10 4:42 Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.943
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 10 4:53 NEW MOON
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 10 0:00 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 12 0:44 Venus 1.5°S of Moon
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 12 0:00 Venus at Perihelion
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 13 0:19 Pollux 3.1°N of Moon
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 13 13:52 Mars 2.8°S of Moon
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 14 0:47 Beehive 2.9°S of Moon
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 15 17:28 Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 17 21:54 FIRST QUARTER MOON
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 20 21:32 Summer Solstice
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 21 9:57 Venus 5.1°S of Pollux
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 22 14:36 Mercury 1.8°N of Aldebaran
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 22 21:26 Antares 4.8°S of Moon
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 22 23:21 Mars 0.3°S of Beehive
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 23 0:07 Moon at Descending Node
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 23 3:58 Moon at Perigee: 359960 km
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 24 12:40 FULL MOON
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 27 3:30 Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
6/1/2021 to 6/30/2021Jun 28 12:38 Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 01 15:11 LAST QUARTER MOON
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 02 20:45 Venus 0.1°N of Beehive
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 04 0:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 21.6°W
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 05 8:48 Moon at Apogee: 405342 km
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 05 0:00 Earth at Aphelion: 1.01673 AU
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 06 16:41 Moon at Ascending Node
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 06 16:52 Aldebaran 5.5°S of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 07 22:38 Mercury 3.7°S of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 09 19:17 NEW MOON
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 12 3:10 Venus 3.3°S of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 12 4:10 Mars 3.8°S of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 12 0:00 Mars at Aphelion
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 12 23:02 Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 16 22:01 Spica 6.4°S of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 17 4:11 FIRST QUARTER MOON
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 20 6:06 Antares 4.7°S of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 20 7:22 Moon at Descending Node
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 21 4:30 Moon at Perigee: 364520 km
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 21 15:21 Venus 1.0°N of Regulus
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 23 0:00 Mercury at Perihelion
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 23 20:37 FULL MOON
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 24 10:42 Saturn 3.8°N of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 25 19:17 Jupiter 4.2°N of Moon
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 27 0:00 Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 29 8:09 Mars 0.6°N of Regulus
7/1/2021 to 7/31/2021Jul 31 7:16 LAST QUARTER MOON
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 01 0:00 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 01 0:00 Saturn at Opposition
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 02 1:35 Moon at Apogee: 404412 km
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 02 20:51 Moon at Ascending Node
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 03 0:18 Aldebaran 5.7°S of Moon
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 06 13:42 Pollux 3.1°N of Moon
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 08 7:50 NEW MOON
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 11 1:00 Venus 4.3°S of Moon
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 12 0:00 Perseid Meteor Shower
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 13 3:31 Spica 6.1°S of Moon
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 15 9:20 FIRST QUARTER MOON
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 16 10:04 Moon at Descending Node
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 16 12:34 Antares 4.5°S of Moon
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 17 3:23 Moon at Perigee: 369127 km
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 18 0:00 Mercury 0.1° of Mars
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 19 0:00 Jupiter at Opposition
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 20 16:19 Saturn 3.7°N of Moon
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 21 22:52 Jupiter 4.0°N of Moon
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 22 6:02 FULL MOON
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 29 20:22 Moon at Apogee: 404100 km
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 29 23:13 Moon at Ascending Node
8/1/2021 to 8/31/2021Aug 30 1:13 LAST QUARTER MOON
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 02 22:04 Pollux 3.0°N of Moon
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 03 22:07 Beehive 2.9°S of Moon
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 05 8:32 Venus 1.4°N of Spica
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 05 0:00 Mercury at Aphelion
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 06 18:52 NEW MOON
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 09 10:01 Spica 5.9°S of Moon
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 09 20:09 Venus 4.1°S of Moon
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 11 4:05 Moon at Perigee: 368464 km
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 12 10:35 Moon at Descending Node
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 12 17:59 Antares 4.2°S of Moon
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 13 14:39 FIRST QUARTER MOON
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 13 0:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.8°E
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 14 0:00 Neptune at Opposition
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 16 20:37 Saturn 3.8°N of Moon
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 18 0:50 Jupiter 4.0°N of Moon
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 20 17:55 FULL MOON
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 20 20:00 Mercury 1.2°S of Spica
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 22 13:21 Autumnal Equinox
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 26 1:33 Moon at Ascending Node
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 26 15:44 Moon at Apogee: 404641 km
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 28 19:57 LAST QUARTER MOON
9/1/2021 to 9/30/2021Sep 30 6:44 Pollux 2.8°N of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 01 7:07 Beehive 3.1°S of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 02 0:00 Venus at Aphelion
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 02 23:12 Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 06 5:05 NEW MOON
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 07 0:00 Mars in Conjunction with Sun
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 08 11:28 Moon at Perigee: 363388 km
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 09 0:00 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 09 12:36 Venus 2.9°S of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 09 13:35 Moon at Descending Node
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 10 0:27 Antares 4.0°S of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 12 21:25 FIRST QUARTER MOON
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 14 1:12 Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 15 3:58 Jupiter 4.1°N of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 16 7:24 Venus 1.4°N of Antares
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 19 0:00 Mercury at Perihelion
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 20 8:57 FULL MOON
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 21 0:00 Orionid Meteor Shower
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 23 5:47 Moon at Ascending Node
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 24 9:30 Moon at Apogee: 405616 km
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 24 0:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.4°W
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 27 14:40 Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 28 14:05 LAST QUARTER MOON
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 28 15:32 Beehive 3.3°S of Moon
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 29 0:00 Venus at Greatest Elong: 47.0°E
10/1/2021 to 10/31/2021Oct 30 8:33 Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 01 19:18 Mercury 3.7°N of Spica
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 03 12:40 Mercury 1.2°S of Moon: Occn.
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 04 15:15 NEW MOON
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 04 0:00 Uranus at Opposition
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 05 0:00 S Taurid Meteor Shower
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 05 16:23 Moon at Perigee: 358845 km
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 05 21:38 Moon at Descending Node
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 06 9:29 Antares 3.9°S of Moon
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 07 23:21 Venus 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 10 8:27 Saturn 4.1°N of Moon
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 11 6:46 FIRST QUARTER MOON
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 11 11:13 Jupiter 4.4°N of Moon
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 12 0:00 N Taurid Meteor Shower
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 17 0:00 Leonid Meteor Shower
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 19 2:58 FULL MOON
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 19 3:03 Partial Lunar Eclipse; mag=0.974
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 19 11:59 Moon at Ascending Node
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 20 20:14 Moon at Apogee: 406276 km
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 23 21:22 Pollux 2.5°N of Moon
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 24 22:32 Beehive 3.3°S of Moon
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 26 16:27 Regulus 5.2°S of Moon
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 27 6:28 LAST QUARTER MOON
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 28 0:00 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
11/1/2021 to 11/30/2021Nov 30 16:04 Spica 5.9°S of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 03 8:58 Moon at Descending Node
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 04 1:33 Total Solar Eclipse; mag=1.037
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 04 1:43 NEW MOON
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 04 4:01 Moon at Perigee: 356794 km
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 06 18:48 Venus 1.9°N of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 07 19:52 Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 09 0:07 Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 10 19:36 FIRST QUARTER MOON
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 14 0:00 Geminid Meteor Shower
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 16 18:12 Moon at Ascending Node
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 17 20:16 Moon at Apogee: 406322 km
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 18 22:36 FULL MOON
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 21 3:20 Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 21 9:59 Winter Solstice
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 22 4:28 Beehive 3.3°S of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 22 0:00 Ursid Meteor Shower
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 23 22:40 Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 26 20:24 LAST QUARTER MOON
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 27 3:15 Mars 4.4°N of Antares
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 28 0:58 Spica 5.8°S of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 28 0:00 Mercury 4.2° of Venus
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 30 19:07 Moon at Descending Node
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 31 7:54 Antares 3.9°S of Moon
12/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Dec 31 14:13 Mars 1.0°N of Moon: Occn.


Calendar of Astronomical Events Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.AstroPixels.com

 

Astronomical Definitions

  • Perihelion - the instant when a planet is closest to the Sun
  • Aphelion - the instant when a planet is furthest from the Sun
  • Perigee - the instant when the Moon is closest to Earth
  • Apogee - the instant when the Moon is furthest from Earth
  • Inferior Conjunction - the instant when a planet passes between Earth and the Sun (Mercury or Venus)
  • Superior Conjunction - the instant when a planet passes on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth (Mercury or Venus)
  • Greatest Elongation - elongation is the apparent angle between a planet and the Sun as seen from Earth; during eastern elongation (E), the planet appears as an evening star; during western elongation (W), the planet appears as a morning star
  • Opposition - the instant when a planet appears opposite the Sun as seen from Earth
  • Conjunction - the instant when a planet appears closest the Sun as seen from Earth
  • Occultation - the Moon occults or eclipses a star or planet
  • Ascending Node - the point where a planet crosses from the southern to northern portion of its orbit
  • Descending Node - the point where a planet crosses from the northern to the southern portion of its orbit