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Jan 22
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Astronomical Events Calendar for Year 2018

All times were calculated for the selected timezone America/New_York.

  • January

  • Venus at Aphelion Tue 23 12:00 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Wed 24 05:20 pm
  • Mercury at Aphelion Thu 25 06:00 am
  • Aldebaran 0.7°S of Moon Sat 27 05:09 am
  • Moon Perigee at 358,995 km. Tue 30 04:54 am
  • Beehive 2.3°N of Moon Wed 31 02:19 am
  • Full Moon Wed 31 08:27 am
  • Total Lunar Eclipse - Mag: 1.315 Wed 31 08:30 am
  • February

  • Regulus 0.9°S of Moon Thu 1 01:24 pm
  • Last Quarter Moon Wed 7 10:54 am
  • Jupiter 4.3°S of Moon Wed 7 02:47 pm
  • Mars 4.4°S of Moon Fri 9 12:12 am
  • Moon Apogee at 405,701 km. Sun 11 09:16 am
  • Saturn 2.5°S of Moon Sun 11 09:46 am
  • Mars 5.0°N of Antares Sun 11 11:40 am
  • Partial Solar Eclipse - Mag: 0.599 Thu 15 03:51 pm
  • New Moon Thu 15 04:05 pm
  • Mercury in Superior Conjunction Sat 17 07:00 am
  • First Quarter Moon Fri 23 03:09 am
  • Aldebaran 0.7°S of Moon Fri 23 12:07 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 363,938 km. Tue 27 09:48 am
  • Beehive 2.3°N of Moon Tue 27 12:28 pm
  • March

  • Regulus 0.9°S of Moon Thu 1 12:09 am
  • Full Moon Thu 1 07:51 pm
  • Mercury 1.1° of Venus Sun 4 01:00 am
  • Neptune in Conjunction with the Sun Sun 4 09:00 am
  • Jupiter 4.1°S of Moon Wed 7 01:57 am
  • Last Quarter Moon Fri 9 06:20 am
  • Mars 3.8°S of Moon Fri 9 07:37 pm
  • Mercury at Perihelion Sat 10 06:00 am
  • Saturn 2.2°S of Moon Sat 10 09:37 pm
  • Moon Apogee at 404,682 km. Sun 11 05:13 am
  • Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation - 18.4° Thu 15 11:00 am
  • New Moon Sat 17 09:12 am
  • Venus 3.7°N of Moon Sun 18 03:07 pm
  • Mercury 3.8° of Venus Mon 19 04:00 am
  • Vernal Equinox Tue 20 12:15 pm
  • Aldebaran 0.9°S of Moon Thu 22 06:33 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Sat 24 11:35 am
  • Moon Perigee at 369,104 km. Mon 26 01:17 pm
  • Beehive 2.2°N of Moon Mon 26 08:52 pm
  • Regulus 1.0°S of Moon Wed 28 09:38 am
  • Full Moon Sat 31 08:37 am
  • April

  • Mercury in Inferior Conjunction Sun 1 02:00 pm
  • Jupiter 3.9°S of Moon Tue 3 10:14 am
  • Saturn at Aphelion Tue 3 01:00 pm
  • Saturn 1.9°S of Moon Sat 7 08:50 am
  • Mars 3.1°S of Moon Sat 7 02:15 pm
  • Moon Apogee at 404,145 km. Sun 8 01:32 am
  • Last Quarter Moon Sun 8 03:18 am
  • Mercury 3.9°N of Moon Sat 14 05:24 am
  • New Moon Sun 15 09:57 pm
  • Venus 5.4°N of Moon Tue 17 03:29 pm
  • Uranus in Conjunction with the Sun Wed 18 11:00 am
  • Aldebaran 1.1°S of Moon Thu 19 12:45 am
  • Moon Perigee at 368,713 km. Fri 20 10:44 am
  • Lyrid Meteor Shower Sun 22 02:00 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Sun 22 05:46 pm
  • Beehive 1.9°N of Moon Mon 23 02:17 am
  • Venus 3.4°S of Pleiades Tue 24 12:47 pm
  • Regulus 1.2°S of Moon Tue 24 03:39 pm
  • Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation - 27.0° Sun 29 02:00 pm
  • Full Moon Sun 29 08:58 pm
  • Jupiter 3.8°S of Moon Mon 30 01:16 pm
  • May

  • Venus 6.3°N of Aldebaran Wed 2 09:29 am
  • Saturn 1.7°S of Moon Fri 4 04:31 pm
  • Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower Sat 5 03:00 am
  • Moon Apogee at 404,458 km. Sat 5 08:35 pm
  • Mars 2.7°S of Moon Sun 6 03:24 am
  • Last Quarter Moon Mon 7 10:09 pm
  • Jupiter at Opposition Tue 8 08:00 pm
  • Mercury 2.4°N of Moon Sun 13 01:21 pm
  • New Moon Tue 15 07:48 am
  • Venus at Perihelion Tue 15 09:00 pm
  • Venus 4.8°N of Moon Thu 17 02:11 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 363,777 km. Thu 17 05:06 pm
  • Beehive 1.7°N of Moon Sun 20 07:57 am
  • Regulus 1.4°S of Moon Mon 21 08:53 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Mon 21 11:49 pm
  • Jupiter 4.0°S of Moon Sun 27 01:39 pm
  • Full Moon Tue 29 10:20 am
  • Saturn 1.6°S of Moon Thu 31 09:20 pm
  • June

  • Moon Apogee at 405,316 km. Sat 2 12:34 pm
  • Mars 3.2°S of Moon Sun 3 07:58 am
  • Mercury in Superior Conjunction Tue 5 10:00 pm
  • Mercury at Perihelion Wed 6 06:00 am
  • Last Quarter Moon Wed 6 02:32 pm
  • Venus 4.6°S of Pollux Thu 7 11:37 pm
  • New Moon Wed 13 03:43 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 359,507 km. Thu 14 07:55 pm
  • Venus 2.3°N of Moon Sat 16 09:13 am
  • Beehive 1.5°N of Moon Sat 16 03:38 pm
  • Regulus 1.7°S of Moon Mon 18 03:25 am
  • Venus 0.4°N of Beehive Tue 19 10:21 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Wed 20 06:51 am
  • Summer Solstice Thu 21 06:07 am
  • Jupiter 4.2°S of Moon Sat 23 02:47 pm
  • Mercury 4.7°S of Pollux Sun 24 05:37 pm
  • Saturn at Opposition Wed 27 08:00 am
  • Saturn 1.8°S of Moon Wed 27 11:59 pm
  • Full Moon Thu 28 12:53 am
  • Moon Apogee at 406,061 km. Fri 29 10:43 pm
  • Mars 4.8°S of Moon Sat 30 09:43 pm
  • July

  • Mercury 0.6°S of Beehive Wed 4 01:39 am
  • Last Quarter Moon Fri 6 03:51 am
  • Earth at Aphelion - Dist: 1.0167 AU Fri 6 01:00 pm
  • Venus 0.9°N of Regulus Mon 9 07:34 pm
  • Aldebaran 1.1°S of Moon Tue 10 05:30 am
  • Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation - 26.4° Thu 12 01:00 am
  • New Moon Thu 12 10:48 pm
  • Partial Solar Eclipse - Mag: 0.337 Thu 12 11:01 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 357,432 km. Fri 13 04:28 am
  • Mercury 2.2°S of Moon Sat 14 06:04 pm
  • Regulus 1.7°S of Moon Sun 15 12:14 pm
  • Venus 1.6°S of Moon Sun 15 11:31 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Thu 19 03:52 pm
  • Mercury at Aphelion Fri 20 06:00 am
  • Jupiter 4.4°S of Moon Fri 20 07:57 pm
  • Mercury 1.2°S of Regulus Tue 24 12:49 pm
  • Saturn 2.0°S of Moon Wed 25 02:10 am
  • Moon Apogee at 406,223 km. Fri 27 01:44 am
  • Mars at Opposition Fri 27 02:00 am
  • Full Moon Fri 27 04:20 pm
  • Total Lunar Eclipse - Mag: 1.609 Fri 27 04:22 pm
  • Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower Sat 28 05:00 am
  • August

  • Last Quarter Moon Sat 4 02:18 pm
  • Aldebaran 1.1°S of Moon Mon 6 02:35 pm
  • Mercury in Inferior Conjunction Wed 8 10:00 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 358,083 km. Fri 10 02:05 pm
  • Partial Solar Eclipse - Mag: 0.737 Sat 11 05:46 am
  • New Moon Sat 11 05:58 am
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Sun 12 09:00 pm
  • Venus 6.3°S of Moon Tue 14 09:35 am
  • Jupiter 4.5°S of Moon Fri 17 06:38 am
  • Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation - 45.9° Fri 17 12:00 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Sat 18 03:49 am
  • Mercury 4.8°S of Beehive Mon 20 10:09 pm
  • Saturn 2.1°S of Moon Tue 21 05:55 am
  • Moon Apogee at 405,744 km. Thu 23 07:23 am
  • Full Moon Sun 26 07:56 am
  • Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation - 18.3° Sun 26 04:00 pm
  • September

  • Venus 1.0°S of Spica Sat 1 12:45 am
  • Mercury at Perihelion Sun 2 06:00 am
  • Aldebaran 1.2°S of Moon Sun 2 09:34 pm
  • Last Quarter Moon Sun 2 10:37 pm
  • Beehive 1.4°N of Moon Thu 6 10:13 pm
  • Neptune at Opposition Fri 7 01:00 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 361,355 km. Fri 7 09:21 pm
  • New Moon Sun 9 02:01 pm
  • Jupiter 4.4°S of Moon Thu 13 10:21 pm
  • Mars at Perihelion Sun 16 08:00 am
  • First Quarter Moon Sun 16 07:15 pm
  • Saturn 2.1°S of Moon Mon 17 12:46 pm
  • Moon Apogee at 404,875 km. Wed 19 08:54 pm
  • Mars 4.8°S of Moon Thu 20 02:38 am
  • Mercury in Superior Conjunction Thu 20 10:00 pm
  • Autumnal Equinox Sat 22 09:54 pm
  • Full Moon Mon 24 10:52 pm
  • Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon Sun 30 03:06 am
  • October

  • Last Quarter Moon Tue 2 05:45 am
  • Beehive 1.3°N of Moon Thu 4 05:51 am
  • Regulus 1.8°S of Moon Fri 5 05:58 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 366,396 km. Fri 5 06:29 pm
  • New Moon Mon 8 11:47 pm
  • Jupiter 4.1°S of Moon Thu 11 05:21 pm
  • Saturn 1.8°S of Moon Sun 14 11:01 pm
  • Mercury 6.2° of Venus Mon 15 11:00 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Tue 16 02:02 pm
  • Moon Apogee at 404,227 km. Wed 17 03:16 pm
  • Mars 1.9°S of Moon Thu 18 09:01 am
  • Orionid Meteor Shower Sun 21 01:00 pm
  • Uranus at Opposition Tue 23 09:00 pm
  • Full Moon Wed 24 12:45 pm
  • Venus in Inferior Conjunction Fri 26 10:00 am
  • Aldebaran 1.6°S of Moon Sat 27 09:04 am
  • Mercury 3.1° of Jupiter Mon 29 02:00 am
  • Beehive 1.0°N of Moon Wed 31 11:24 am
  • Last Quarter Moon Wed 31 12:40 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 370,201 km. Wed 31 04:05 pm
  • November

  • Regulus 2.1°S of Moon Fri 2 12:16 am
  • South Taurid Meteor Shower Mon 5 01:00 pm
  • Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation - 23.3° Tue 6 10:00 am
  • New Moon Wed 7 11:02 am
  • Mercury 1.8°N of Antares Thu 8 11:58 pm
  • Saturn 1.4°S of Moon Sun 11 10:46 am
  • North Taurid Meteor Shower Mon 12 12:00 pm
  • Moon Apogee at 404,341 km. Wed 14 10:57 am
  • Venus 0.2°S of Spica Wed 14 06:14 pm
  • First Quarter Moon Thu 15 09:54 am
  • Occultation of Mars by the Moon Thu 15 11:16 pm
  • Leonid Meteor Shower Sat 17 06:00 pm
  • Full Moon Fri 23 12:39 am
  • Aldebaran 1.7°S of Moon Fri 23 04:11 pm
  • Jupiter in Conjunction with the Sun Mon 26 01:00 am
  • Moon Perigee at 366,623 km. Mon 26 07:10 am
  • Mercury in Inferior Conjunction Tue 27 04:00 am
  • Beehive 0.8°N of Moon Tue 27 03:57 pm
  • Mercury at Perihelion Thu 29 04:00 am
  • Regulus 2.3°S of Moon Thu 29 04:27 am
  • Last Quarter Moon Thu 29 07:19 pm
  • December

  • Venus 3.6°S of Moon Mon 3 01:42 pm
  • Mercury 1.9°S of Moon Wed 5 04:06 pm
  • New Moon Fri 7 02:20 am
  • Occultation of Saturn by the Moon Sun 9 12:30 am
  • Moon Apogee at 405,177 km. Wed 12 07:25 am
  • Geminid Meteor Shower Fri 14 07:00 am
  • Mars 3.6°N of Moon Fri 14 06:21 pm
  • Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation - 21.3° Sat 15 06:00 am
  • First Quarter Moon Sat 15 06:49 am
  • Aldebaran 1.7°S of Moon Fri 21 02:31 am
  • Mercury 0.8° of Jupiter Fri 21 03:00 pm
  • Winter Solstice Fri 21 05:22 pm
  • Mercury 5.8°N of Antares Sat 22 03:05 am
  • Jupiter 5.1°N of Antares Sat 22 10:03 am
  • Full Moon Sat 22 12:49 pm
  • Ursid Meteor Shower Sat 22 04:00 pm
  • Moon Perigee at 361,060 km. Mon 24 04:52 am
  • Beehive 0.6°N of Moon Mon 24 11:52 pm
  • Regulus 2.5°S of Moon Wed 26 11:06 am
  • Venus at Perihelion Wed 26 01:00 pm
  • Last Quarter Moon Sat 29 04:34 am

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