Sky Calendar 2021

Sky Calendar for 2021

January

2-3   Quadrantids Meteor Shower

6     Last Quarter Moon

13    New Moon

20   First Quarter Moon

24   Mercury possible visible in the West.

28   Full Moon

February

4     Last Quarter Moon

10   Saturn, Jupiter & Venus in the dawn sky next to the Moon a.m.

11   New Moon

18   Mars next to Moon a.m.

19   First Quarter Moon

27   Full Moon

March

5      Last Quarter Moon

6      Mercury visible in the eastern sky at dawn.

13     New Moon

19    Mars north of Moon

20    Equinox (Spring)

20    Venus visible highest in the morning sky

21    First Quarter Moon

28    full Moon

April

4     Last Quarter Moon

11    New Moon

17    Mars north of Moon

20   First Quarter Moon

22-23   Lyrids Meteor Shower

26     Full Moon

May

3    Last Quarter Moon

6-7   Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

11    New Moon

12    Venus north of Moon

16   Mars south of Moon

17    Mercury visible in the Western sky

19   First Quarter Moon

26    Full Moon

26    Total Lunar Eclipse *

June

2    Last Quarter Moon

10   New Moon

10   Annular Solar Eclipse **

12   Venus south of Moon

17    First Quarter Moon

20   Solstice (summer)

24   Full Moon

27    Saturn north of Moon

28   Jupiter north of Moon

July

1     Last Quarter Moon

4     Mercury in the eastern sky

5     Earth at aphelion (Farthest from the Sun)

9    New Moon

17   First Quarter Moon

23   Full Moon

24   Saturn north of Moon

25   Jupiter north of Moon

31   Last Quarter Moon

August

2    Saturn rises at Sunset

8    New Moon

9     Mars south of Moon

11   Venus south of Moon

12-13   Perseid Meteor Shower

15   First Quarter Moon

19    Jupiter rises at Sunset

22   Full Moon

30   Last Quarter Moon

September

6    New Moon

7    Mars south of Moon

9    Venus south of Moon

13   First Quarter Moon

16    Saturn north of Moon

18    Jupiter north of Moon

20   Full Moon

22    Equinox (Fall)

28    Last Quarter Moon

October

6      New Moon

9     Venus & Mercury south of Moon

12   First Quarter Moon

14   Saturn north of Moon

15   Jupiter north of Moon

20    Full Moon

21    Orionids Meteor Shower

25    Mercury visible in eastern sky

28   Last Quarter Moon

29   Venus visible in the western sky

November

4   New Moon

8   Venus south of Moon (occultation visible in some parts of the USA)

10   Saturn north of Moon

11    Fist Quarter Moon

11    Jupiter north of Moon

17 -18  Leonid Meteor Shower

19   Full Moon

19   Partial Lunar Eclipse  98% visible in Tidewater

27   Last Quarter Moon

December

4     New  Moon

4      Total Solar Eclipse ***

6    Venus north of Moon (Great view in the western sky after sunset)

7    Saturn north of Moon

9   Jupiter north of Moon

10   First Quarter Moon

13-14   Geminids Meteor Shower

18    Full Moon

21   Winter Solstice

26   Last Quarter Moon

*Partial phases only visible.

** Partial phases only 5:43 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

*** Not visible in Tidewater