Celestial Events

Celestial Events for 2014

Month
Event
January3rd, Quadrantid Meteor Shower
5th, Jupiter at opposition
14th, Moon and Jupiter 6° apart
15th, Full Moonrise 5:08pm az 67°
23rd, Spica less than 1/2° from the Moon in south at 5am
25th, Saturn and the Moon close together in the morning sky
31st, Mercury at greatest elongation low in west at sunset
February10th, Moon and Jupiter close together in evening sky
14th, Full Moonrise 5:53pm az 78°
26th, moon and Venus together in eastern morning sky
March9th, Daylight Savings Time Begins
14th, Mercury at greatest elongation low in eastern morning sky
16th, Full Moonrise 7:44pm az 93°
18th, The Moon, Mars and Spica form a triangle in the east sky
20th, Vernal Equinox
21st, Moon and Saturn close together in the morning sky
27th, Moon and Venus together low in eastern morning sky
April6th, Moon and Jupiter close together in evening sky
8th, Mars at opposition
14th, Mars closest approach to Earth
15th, Total lunar eclipse, Full Moonrise 8:42pm at 107°
17th, Moon and Saturn only 1° apart
May4th, Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, Moon and Jupiter together in western evening sky
10th, Astronomy day, Saturn at opposition
14th, Full Moonrise 8:38pm az 113°
24th, Possible Meteor Storm in early morning sky
25th, Moon and Venus together low in the eastern morning sky
June7th, Moon and Mars together in evening sky
8th, Moon next to Spica, and between Mars and Saturn
12th, Full Moonrise 8:28pm az 116°
21st, Summer Solstice
July5th, Mars less than 1/2° from Moon in the southwest evening sky
7th, Saturn less than 1° from Moon in the southern evening sky
11th, Mars and Spica together next several nights, southwest
12th, Mercury at greatest elongation low in eastern morning sky. Full Moonrise 8:57pm az 111°
24th, Mercury, Venus and the Moon form triangle in the east, morning
27th, Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
August1st, Saturn, Mars, Spica and the Moon form a line across sky
10th, Full Moonrise 8:13pm az 104°
12th, Perseid Meteor Shower
18th, Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, eastern morning sky
23rd, Triple conjunction Jupiter, Venus and the Moon
29th, Neptune at opposition
September5th, Venus and Regulus together in the eastern morning sky
8th, Full Moonrise 7:21pm az 95°
21st, Saturn, Vesta, Ceres form line. Mercury at greatest elongation low in west at sunset
23rd, Venus and Moon low in eastern morning sky. Autumnal Equinox
October7th, Uranus at opposition
8th, Full Moonrise 7:02pm az 78°
12th, Moon located within Hyades star cluster in Taurus
20th, Orionids Meteor Shower
23rd, Partial Solar Eclipse
27th, Mars passes just below M8, the Lagoon Nebula
November1st, Mercury at greatest elongation low in eastern morning sky
2nd, Daylight Savings Time Ends
6th, Full Moonrise 5:12pm az 70°
17th, Leonid Meteor Shower
December5th, Moon located within Hyades star cluster in Taurus
6th, Full Moonrise 5:21pm az 64°
13th, Geminids Meteor Shower
21st, Winter Solstice
22nd, Venus beside ultra slim Moon very low in west