Celestial Events

2016 Celestial Events

January

  • 2, Last Quarter, Moon at Apogee & Perihelion 0.9833 AU
  • 3, Moon & Mars 3.5° & Quadrantid Shower
  • 6, Moon & Venus 6.2°
  • 9, Venus & Saturn 0.1° & New Moon
  • 14, Mercury Inferior Conjunction, Moon Descending Node, & Moon Perigee
  • 16, First Quarter
  • 23, Full Moon
  • 27, Moon Ascending Node, Moon & Jupiter 6.5°
  • 30, Moon Apogee
  • 31, Last Quarter

February

  • 1, Moon & Mars 2.4°
  • 3, Moon & Saturn 4.3°
  • 6, Moon & Venus 4.3°, Moon & Mercury 3°, & Mercury Elongation 25.6°W
  • 8, New Moon
  • 10, Moon Descending Node, & Moon Perigee
  • 15, First Quarter
  • 22, Full Moon
  • 23, Moon & Jupiter 8.4°
  • 24, Moon Ascending Node
  • 26, Moon Apogee
  • 28, Neptune Conjunction
  • 29, Moon & Mars 4.5°

March

  • 1, Last Quarter
  • 2, Moon & Saturn 3.2°
  • 8, Jupiter Opposition, & New Moon
  • 8, Total Solar Eclipse
  • 9, Moon Descending Node
  • 10, Moon Perigee
  • 15, First Quarter
  • 20, Vernal Equinox
  • 21, Moon & Jupiter 10°
  • 22, Moon Ascending Node
  • 23, Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, & Mercury Superior Conjunction
  • 25, Moon Apogee
  • 28, Moon & Mars 6.2°
  • 29, Moon & Saturn 4.5°
  • 31, Last Quarter

April

  • 5, Moon Descending Node
  • 7, New Moon, & Moon Perigee
  • 13, First Quarter
  • 18, Moon & Jupiter 3.1°, Mercury Elongation 19.9°E, & Moon Ascending Node
  • 21, Moon Apogee
  • 22, Full Moon, & Lyrid Shower
  • 25, Moon & Saturn 6.2°
  • 29, Last Quarter

May

  • 2, Moon Descending Node
  • 6, Moon Perigee, & New Moon
  • 7, Eta Aquariid Shower
  • 9, Transit of Mercury
  • 13, First Quarter
  • 15, Moon & Jupiter 3.3°, & Moon Ascending Node
  • 18, Moon Apogee
  • 21, Full Moon
  • 22, Mars Opposition, & Moon & Saturn 9°
  • 29, Last Quarter
  • 30, Moon Descending Node

June

  • 3, Saturn Opposition
  • 3, Moon Perigee
  • 4, New Moon
  • 5, Mercury Elongation 24.2°W
  • 6, Venus Superior Conjunction
  • 11, Moon & Jupiter 4.3°, & Moon Ascending Node
  • 12, First Quarter
  • 15, Moon Apogee
  • 18, Moon & Saturn 2.6°
  • 20, Full Moon, & Summer Solstice
  • 26, Moon Descending Node
  • 27, Last Quarter

July

  • 1, Moon Perigee
  • 4, New Moon, & Aphelion 1.0168 AU
  • 6, Mercury Superior Conjunction
  • 8, Moon Ascending Node
  • 9, Moon & Jupiter 8.1°
  • 11, First Quarter
  • 13, Moon Apogee
  • 16, Moon & Saturn 10°
  • 19, Full Moon
  • 23, Moon Descending Node
  • 26, Last Quarter
  • 27, Moon Perigee
  • 29, Delta Aquariid Shower

August

  • 2, New Moon
  • 5, Moon Ascending Node, & Moon & Jupiter 2°
  • 9, Moon Apogee
  • 10, First Quarter
  • 12, Moon & Saturn 7.3°, & Perseid Shower
  • 16, Mercury Elongation 27.4°E
  • 18, Full Moon
  • 19, Moon Descending Node
  • 21, Moon Perigee
  • 24, Mars & Saturn 4.1°, & Last Quarter

September

  • 1, New Moon, Annular Solar Eclipse, & Moon Ascending Node
  • 2, Neptune Opposition
  • 3, Moon & Venus 5°
  • 6, Moon Apogee
  • 8, Moon & Saturn 3°
  • 9, First Quarter
  • 12, Mercury Inferior Conjunction
  • 15, Moon Descending Node
  • 16, Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, & Full Moon
  • 18, Moon Perigee
  • 22, Autumnal Equinox
  • 23, Last Quarter
  • 26, Jupiter Conjunction
  • 28, Mercury Elongation 17.9°W, & Moon Ascending Node
  • 30, New Moon

October

  • 3, Moon & Venus 4.2°
  • 4, Moon Apogee
  • 6, Moon & Saturn 7.2°
  • 9, First Quarter
  • 13, Moon Descending Node
  • 15, Uranus Opposition
  • 16, Full Moon, & Moon Perigee
  • 21, Orionid Shower
  • 22, Last Quarter
  • 25, Moon Ascending Node
  • 27, Mercury Superior Conjunction
  • 28, Moon & Jupiter 1.2°
  • 29, Venus & Saturn 2.5°
  • 30, New Moon
  • 31, Moon Apogee

November

  • 2, Moon & Saturn 3.7°
  • 5, S. Taurid Shower
  • 7, First Quarter
  • 9, Moon Descending Node
  • 11, N. Taurid Shower
  • 14, Moon Perigee, & Full Moon
  • 17, Leonid Shower
  • 21, Last Quarter, & Moon Ascending Node
  • 24, Moon & Jupiter 7.4°
  • 27, Moon Apogee
  • 29, New Moon

December

  • 3, Moon & Venus 7.2°
  • 5, Moon & Mars 7.3°
  • 6, Moon Descending Node
  • 7, First Quarter
  • 10, Mercury Elongation 20.8°E
  • 12, Moon Perigee
  • 13, Geminid Shower, & Full Moon
  • 18, Moon Ascending Node
  • 20, Last Quarter
  • 21, Winter Solstice
  • 22, Ursid Shower, & Moon & Jupiter 3.3°
  • 25, Moon Apogee
  • 28, Mercury Inferior Conjunction
  • 29, New Moon

2017 Celestial Events

January

  • 2, Moon & Venus 2°
  • 3, Moon & Mars 0.3°
  • 3, Quadrantid Shower
  • 4, Perihelion 0.9833 AU
  • 5, First Quarter
  • 9, Mercury & Saturn 6.7°
  • 9, Moon & Aldebaran 0.4°
  • 10, Moon Perigee
  • 12, Full Moon
  • 12, Venus Elon.
  • 14, Moon & Regulus 0.9°
  • 19, Moon & Jupiter 3°
  • 19, Mercury Elon.
  • 19, Last Quarter
  • 21, Moon Apogee
  • 24, Moon & Saturn 4°
  • 25, Moon & Mercury 4°
  • 27, New Moon
  • 31, Jupiter & Spica 3.5°
  • 31, Moon & Venus 4.2°
  • 31, Moon & Mars 2.4°

February

  • 2, Venus & Mars 5.4°N
  • 3, First Quarter
  • 5, Moon & Aldebaran 0.2°
  • 6, Moon Perigee
  • 10, Full Moon
  • 10, Pen. Lunar Eclipse
  • 11, Moon & Regulus 0.8°
  • 15, Moon & Jupiter 2.9°
  • 18, Last Quarter
  • 18, Moon Apogee
  • 20, Moon & Saturn 3.9°
  • 26, Annular Solar Eclipse
  • 26, New Moon

March

  • 1, Moon & Mars 4.4°
  • 3, Moon Perigee
  • 4, Moon & Aldebaran 0.2°
  • 5, First Quarter
  • 10, Moon & Regulus 0.9°
  • 12, Full Moon
  • 14, Moon & Jupiter 2.7°
  • 18, Moon Apogee
  • 20, Vernal Equinox
  • 20, Moon & Saturn 3.8°
  • 20, Last Quarter
  • 27, New Moon
  • 30, Moon Perigee

April

  • 1, Moon & Aldebaran 0.3°
  • 1, Mercury Elon.
  • 3, First Quarter
  • 7, Moon & Regulus 0.8°
  • 7, Jupiter Opposition
  • 10, Moon & Jupiter 2.4°
  • 11, Full Moon
  • 15, Moon Apogee
  • 16, Moon & Saturn 3.6°
  • 19, Last Quarter
  • 21, Mars & Pleiades 3.5°
  • 22, Lyrid Shower
  • 26, New Moon
  • 27, Moon Perigee
  • 28, Moon & Aldebaran 0.5°

May

  • 2, First Quarter
  • 4, Moon & Regulus 0.6°
  • 5, Eta Aquarid Shower
  • 7, Moon & Jupiter 2.3°S
  • 10, Full Moon
  • 12, Moon Apogee
  • 13, Moon & Saturn 3.4°
  • 17, Mercury Elon.
  • 18, Last Quarter
  • 22, Moon & Venus 2.4°
  • 23, Moon & Mercury 1.6°
  • 25, New Moon
  • 25, Moon Perigee
  • 31, Moon & Regulus 0.3°

June

  • 1, First Quarter
  • 3, Venus Elon.
  • 3, Moon & Jupiter 2.5°
  • 8, Moon Apogee
  • 9, Full Moon
  • 9, Moon & Saturn 3.4°
  • 15, Saturn Opposition
  • 17, Last Quarter
  • 20, Moon & Venus 2.4°
  • 21, Summer Solstice
  • 23, Moon Perigee
  • 23, New Moon
  • 27, Moon & Regulus 0.1°
  • 30, First Quarter

July

  • 1, Moon & Jupiter 2.9°
  • 3, Aphelion 1.0167 AU
  • 4, Venus & Pleiades 6.7°
  • 5, Moon Apogee
  • 6, Moon & Saturn 3.6°
  • 9, Full Moon
  • 13, Venus & Aldebaran 3.1°
  • 16, Last Quarter
  • 19, Moon & Aldebaran 0.4°
  • 20, Moon & Venus 2.7°
  • 21, Moon Perigee
  • 23, New Moon
  • 28, Delta Aquarid Shower
  • 28, Moon & Jupiter 3.4°
  • 29, Mercury Elon.
  • 30, First Quarter

August

  • 2, Moon Apogee
  • 3, Moon & Saturn 3.8°
  • 7, Full Moon
  • 12, Perseid Shower
  • 14, Last Quarter
  • 16, Moon & Aldebaran 0.4°
  • 18, Moon Perigee
  • 19, Moon & Venus 2.3°
  • 21, Total Solar Eclipse
  • 21, New Moon
  • 25, Moon & Jupiter 3.7°
  • 29, First Quarter
  • 30, Moon Apogee
  • 30, Moon & Saturn 3.9°

September

  • 5, Neptune Opposition
  • 6, Full Moon
  • 12, Mercury Elon.
  • 12, Moon & Aldebaran 0.4°
  • 13, Last Quarter
  • 13, Moon Perigee
  • 17, Moon & Venus 0.6°
  • 19, Venus & Regulus 0.5°
  • 20, New Moon
  • 22, Autumnal Equinox
  • 26, Moon & Saturn 3.8°
  • 27, Moon Apogee
  • 27, First Quarter

October

  • 5, Venus & Mars 0.2°
  • 5, Full Moon
  • 9, Moon Perigee
  • 9, Moon & Aldebaran 0.6°
  • 12, Last Quarter
  • 15, Moon & Regulus 0.2°
  • 17, Moon & Mars 1.9°
  • 17, Moon & Venus 2.1°
  • 19, Uranus Opposition
  • 19, New Moon
  • 21, Orionid Shower
  • 24, Moon & Saturn 3.6°
  • 24, Moon Apogee
  • 27, First Quarter

November

  • 4, Full Moon
  • 5, S. Taurid Shower
  • 5, Moon Perigee
  • 10, Last Quarter
  • 11, Moon & Regulus 0.4°
  • 12, N. Taurid Shower
  • 14, Moon & Mars 3.4°
  • 17, Leonid Shower
  • 18, New Moon
  • 20, Moon & Saturn 3.3°
  • 21, Moon Apogee
  • 23, Mercury Elon.
  • 26, First Quarter
  • 29, Mars & Spica 3.1°

December

  • 3, Moon & Aldebaran 0.8°
  • 3, Full Moon
  • 4, Moon Perigee
  • 8, Moon & Regulus 0.7°
  • 10, Last Quarter
  • 13, Moon & Mars 4.5°
  • 14, Geminid Shower
  • 14, Moon & Jupiter 4.7°
  • 18, New Moon
  • 18, Moon Apogee
  • 21, Winter Solstice
  • 22, Ursid Shower
  • 26, First Quarter
  • 30, Moon & Aldebaran 0.7°

Some data provided by Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC).