Sky Calendar 2018

January 2018

2 Full Moon

3 Earth at Perihelion .98 AU

3 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

8 Last Quarter Moon

9 Venus at Superior Conj.

11   Jupiter [Moon]

15   Saturn [Moon]

16   New Moon

24   First Quarter Moon

31   Full Moon

31   Total Lunar Eclipse*

February

7 Last Quarter Moon

7   Jupiter [Moon]

9   Mars [Moon]

15   New Moon

15   Partial Solar Eclipse**

23   First Quarter Moon

March

1 Full Moon

7 Jupiter [Moon]

9 Last Quarter Moon

10   Mars [Moon]

11   Saturn [Moon]

17   New Moon

18   Venus [Moon]

20   Vernal Equinox (spring)

24   Last Quarter Moon

31   Full Moon

April

3 Jupiter [Moon]

7 Saturn [Moon]

8 Last Quarter Moon

15   New Moon

22   Lyrid Meteor Shower

22   First Quarter Moon

29   Full Moon

30   Jupiter [Moon]

May

4 Saturn [Moon]

5 Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower

6 Mars [Moon]

8   Last Quarter Moon

15   New Moon

17   Venus [Moon]

21 First Quarter Moon

29 Full Moon

30   Saturn [Moon]

June

3 Mars [Moon]

6 Last Quarter Moon

13   New Moon

16   Venus [Moon]

20   First Quarter Moon

21   Summer Solstice (summer)

23   Jupiter [Moon]

27   Saturn [Moon]

27   Full Moon

30   Mars [Moon]

July

6 Last Quarter Moon

6 Earth at Aphelion 1.016 AU

12   New Moon

12   Partial Solar Eclipse**

16   Venus [Moon]

19   First Quarter Moon

20   Jupiter [Moon]

25   Saturn [Moon]

27   Full Moon

27   Total Lunar Eclipse**

27   Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower

 

August

4 Last Quarter Moon

11   New Moon

11   Partial Solar Eclipse**

12-13 Perseid Meteor Shower

14   Venus [Moon]

17   Jupiter [Moon]

18   First Quarter Moon

21   Saturn [Moon]

26   Full Moon

September

2 Last Quarter Moon

9 New Moon

14   Jupiter [Moon]

16   First Quarter Moon

17   Saturn [Moon]

20   Mars [Moon]

24   Full Moon

October

2 Last Quarter Moon

8 New Moon

11   Jupiter [Moon]

15   Saturn [Moon]

16   First Quarter Moon

18   Mars [Moon]

21   Orionid Meteor Shower

24   Full Moon

26   Venus at Inferior Conj.

31   Last Quarter Moon

November

7 New Moon

12   Taurid Meteor Shower

15   First Quarter Moon

16   Mars [Moon] Occultation

17-18 Leonid Meteor Shower

23   Full Moon

26   Jupiter Conjunction with Sun

29   Last Quarter Moon

December

3 Venus [Moon]

7   New Moon

9   Saturn [Moon] Occultation

14   Geminid Meteor Shower

14   Mars [Moon]

15   First Quarter Moon

21   Winter Solstice

22   Full Moon

29   Last Quarter Moon

*Partially visible in Tidewater

**Not visible in Tidewater

[Moon] = Object appears near the Moon AU = Astronomical Unit (92,955,807.27 miles)

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