Events for April 2017

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for April 2017.

The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for April 2017
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        (h:m)
Apr 01  08:50  Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon
Apr 01  10     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 19.0°E
Apr 03  18:39  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Apr 05  12:45  Beehive 3.8°N of Moon
Apr 07  04:30  Regulus 0.7°N of Moon
Apr 07  09:14  Moon at Ascending Node 
Apr 07  21     Jupiter at Opposition 
Apr 10  21:20  Jupiter 2.2°S of Moon
Apr 11  06:08  FULL MOON 
Apr 14  06     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
Apr 15  10:05  Moon at Apogee: 405478 km
Apr 16  18:39  Saturn 3.2°S of Moon
Apr 19  09:57  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Apr 20  06     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
Apr 21  08:16  Mars 3.4°S of Pleiades
Apr 21  22:30  Moon at Descending Node 
Apr 22  12     Lyrid Meteor Shower
Apr 23  17:59  Venus 5.2°N of Moon
Apr 26  12:16  NEW MOON 
Apr 27  16:18  Moon at Perigee: 359325 km
Apr 28  17:19  Aldebaran 0.5°S of Moon

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Atlantic Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Eastern Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Central Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Mountain Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Pacific Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alaska Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Hawaii Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The astronomical highlight of 2017 is the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. This is the first total eclipse visible from the continental USA in 38 years. For complete details on this highly anticipated event, see: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (EclipseWise.com).

For information on all solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2017.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for March 2017

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for March 2017.

The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for March 2017
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        (h:m)
Mar 01  18:58  Mars 4.3°N of Moon
Mar 02  02     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
Mar 03  07:24  Moon at Perigee: 369065 km
Mar 05  02:38  Aldebaran 0.2°S of Moon
Mar 05  11:32  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Mar 07  00     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
Mar 09  07:12  Beehive 3.9°N of Moon
Mar 10  22:20  Regulus 0.8°N of Moon
Mar 11  04:17  Moon at Ascending Node 
Mar 12  14:54  FULL MOON 
Mar 14  20:04  Jupiter 2.5°S of Moon
Mar 18  17:25  Moon at Apogee: 404651 km
Mar 20  10:29  Vernal Equinox 
Mar 20  10:49  Saturn 3.4°S of Moon
Mar 20  15:58  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Mar 23  14     Mercury at Perihelion 
Mar 25  11     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
Mar 25  15:41  Moon at Descending Node 
Mar 28  02:57  NEW MOON 
Mar 30  12:39  Moon at Perigee: 363855 km
Mar 30  13:03  Mars 5.5°N of Moon

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Atlantic Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Eastern Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Central Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Mountain Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Pacific Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alaska Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Hawaii Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The astronomical highlight of 2017 is the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. This is the first total eclipse visible from the continental USA in 38 years. For complete details on this highly anticipated event, see: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (EclipseWise.com).

For information on all solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2017.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for February 2017

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for February 2017.

The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for February 2017
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        (h:m)
Feb 01  01:09  Mars 2.3°N of Moon
Feb 04  04:19  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Feb 05  21:14  Aldebaran 0.2°S of Moon
Feb 06  13:59  Moon at Perigee: 368817 km
Feb 07  14     Mercury at Aphelion 
Feb 09  23:46  Beehive 3.9°N of Moon
Feb 11  00:33  FULL MOON 
Feb 11  00:44  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse; mag=0.988
Feb 11  14:04  Regulus 0.8°N of Moon
Feb 11  19:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
Feb 15  14:55  Jupiter 2.7°S of Moon
Feb 18  19:33  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Feb 18  21     Jupiter at Aphelion 
Feb 18  21:14  Moon at Apogee: 404376 km
Feb 20  16     Venus at Perihelion 
Feb 20  23:44  Saturn 3.6°S of Moon
Feb 26  06:28  Moon at Descending Node 
Feb 26  14:53  Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.992
Feb 26  14:58  NEW MOON 

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Atlantic Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Eastern Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Central Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Mountain Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Pacific Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alaska Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Hawaii Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The astronomical highlight of 2017 is the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. This is the first total eclipse visible from the continental USA in 38 years. For complete details on this highly anticipated event, see: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (EclipseWise.com).

For information on all solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2017.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for January 2017

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for January 2017.

The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for January 2017
------  -----  --------------------------------------------
        (h:m)
Jan 02  09:20  Venus 1.9°S of Moon
Jan 02  18:14  Moon at Descending Node 
Jan 03  06:47  Mars 0.2°S of Moon: Occultation
Jan 03  14     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
Jan 04  15     Earth at Perihelion: 0.98331 AU
Jan 05  19:47  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Jan 09  09     Mercury 6.7° of Saturn
Jan 09  14:07  Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
Jan 10  06:07  Moon at Perigee: 363242 km
Jan 12  11:34  FULL MOON 
Jan 12  13     Venus at Greatest Elongation: 47.1°E
Jan 13  13:59  Beehive 3.9°N of Moon
Jan 15  04:07  Regulus 0.9°N of Moon
Jan 15  10:44  Moon at Ascending Node 
Jan 19  05:26  Jupiter 2.7°S of Moon
Jan 19  10     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 24.1°W
Jan 19  22:14  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Jan 22  00:14  Moon at Apogee: 404913 km
Jan 24  10:37  Saturn 3.6°S of Moon
Jan 26  00:46  Mercury 3.7°S of Moon
Jan 28  00:07  NEW MOON 
Jan 29  22:21  Moon at Descending Node 
Jan 31  13:11  Jupiter 3.5°N of Spica
Jan 31  14:34  Venus 4.1°N of Moon

As the events above transpire, I will post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Atlantic Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Eastern Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Central Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Mountain Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Pacific Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Alaska Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Hawaii Standard Time 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 is the first total eclipse visible from the continental USA since 1979. For more information see the special EclipseWise web page on the 2017 eclipse.

The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 is the first total eclipse visible from the continental USA since 1979. For more information see the special EclipseWise web page on the 2017 eclipse.

The astronomical highlight of 2017 is the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. This is the first total eclipse visible from the continental USA in 38 years. For complete details on this highly anticipated event, see: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (EclipseWise.com).

For information on all solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2017.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for December 2016

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for December 2016. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for December 2016
------  -----  --------------------------------------------
        (h:m)
Dec 03  12:34  Venus 5.8°S of Moon
Dec 05  10:39  Mars 2.9°S of Moon
Dec 06  17:35  Moon at Descending Node 
Dec 07  09:03  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Dec 10  11     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
Dec 11  04     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 20.8°E
Dec 12  23:27  Moon at Perigee: 358463 km
Dec 13  04:14  Aldebaran 0.5°S of Moon
Dec 14  00     Geminid Meteor Shower
Dec 14  00:06  FULL MOON 
Dec 17  03:17  Beehive 4.1°N of Moon
Dec 18  18:13  Regulus 1.0°N of Moon
Dec 19  04:46  Moon at Ascending Node 
Dec 21  01:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Dec 21  10:45  Winter Solstice 
Dec 22  08     Ursid Meteor Shower
Dec 22  16:37  Jupiter 2.4°S of Moon
Dec 25  05:55  Moon at Apogee: 405870 km
Dec 25  15     Mercury at Perihelion 
Dec 28  19     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
Dec 29  06:53  NEW MOON 

As the events above transpire, I will occassionally post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Atlantic Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eastern Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Central Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mountain Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Pacific Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alaska Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Hawaii Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.

For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for November 2016

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for November 2016. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for November 2016
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        (h:m)
Nov 02  19:38  Saturn 3.7°S of Moon
Nov 05  05     S Taurid Meteor Shower
Nov 06  12:07  Mars 5.3°S of Moon
Nov 07  19:51  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Nov 09  15:57  Moon at Descending Node 
Nov 12  04     N Taurid Meteor Shower
Nov 14  11:23  Moon at Perigee: 356512 km
Nov 14  13:52  FULL MOON 
Nov 15  16:50  Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
Nov 17  11     Leonid Meteor Shower
Nov 19  17:51  Beehive 4.3°N of Moon
Nov 21  08:33  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Nov 21  10:08  Regulus 1.3°N of Moon
Nov 22  02:48  Moon at Ascending Node 
Nov 23  19     Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
Nov 25  01:47  Jupiter 1.9°S of Moon
Nov 27  20:08  Moon at Apogee: 406556 km
Nov 29  12:18  NEW MOON 

As the events above transpire, I will occassionally post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Atlantic Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eastern Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Central Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mountain Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Pacific Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alaska Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Hawaii Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.

For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for October 2016

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for October 2016. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for October 2016
------  -----  --------------------------------------------
        (h:m)
Oct 01  00:12  NEW MOON 
Oct 03  17:30  Venus 5.0°S of Moon
Oct 04  11:02  Moon at Apogee: 406100 km
Oct 06  08:04  Saturn 3.8°S of Moon
Oct 09  04:33  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Oct 13  09:43  Moon at Descending Node 
Oct 15  10     Uranus at Opposition 
Oct 16  04:23  FULL MOON 
Oct 16  23:36  Moon at Perigee: 357860 km
Oct 19  06:18  Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon
Oct 21  05     Orionid Meteor Shower
Oct 22  19:14  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Oct 25  04:01  Regulus 1.6°N of Moon
Oct 26  01:44  Moon at Ascending Node 
Oct 26  10:56  Venus 3.0°N of Antares
Oct 27  16     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
Oct 28  09:33  Jupiter 1.4°S of Moon
Oct 29  12     Mars at Perihelion 
Oct 30  17:38  NEW MOON 
Oct 31  19:29  Moon at Apogee: 406660 km

As the events above transpire, I will occassionally post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Atlantic Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eastern Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Central Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mountain Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Pacific Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alaska Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Hawaii Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.

For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for September 2016

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for September 2016. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for September 2016
------  -----  --------------------------------------------
        (h:m)
Sep 01  09:03  NEW MOON 
Sep 01  09:07  Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.974
Sep 01  15:27  Moon at Ascending Node 
Sep 02  15     Neptune at Opposition 
Sep 03  10:33  Venus 1.1°S of Moon: Occultation
Sep 04  19:56  Spica 5.8°S of Moon
Sep 04  20:05  Saturn 5.9°N of Antares
Sep 06  18:44  Moon at Apogee: 405059 km
Sep 08  21:23  Saturn 3.8°S of Moon
Sep 09  11:49  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Sep 13  00     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
Sep 15  23:55  Moon at Descending Node 
Sep 16  18:54  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse; mag=0.908
Sep 16  19:05  FULL MOON 
Sep 18  15:15  Venus 2.2°N of Spica
Sep 18  17:00  Moon at Perigee: 361894 km
Sep 21  22:13  Aldebaran 0.2°S of Moon
Sep 22  14:21  Autumnal Equinox 
Sep 23  09:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Sep 26  06     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
Sep 27  22:32  Regulus 1.7°N of Moon
Sep 28  15     Mercury at Perihelion 
Sep 28  19     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 17.9°W
Sep 28  22:06  Moon at Ascending Node 
Sep 29  10:42  Mercury 0.7°N of Moon: Occultation

As the events above transpire, I will occassionally post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Atlantic Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eastern Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Central Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mountain Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Pacific Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alaska Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Hawaii Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.

For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for August 2016

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for August 2016. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for August 2016
------  -----  --------------------------------------------
        (h:m)
Aug 02  20:45  NEW MOON 
Aug 04  06:19  Venus 2.9°N of Moon
Aug 04  22:12  Mercury 0.6°N of Moon: Occultation
Aug 05  07:48  Moon at Ascending Node 
Aug 05  11:57  Venus 1.0°N of Regulus
Aug 06  03:28  Jupiter 0.2°N of Moon: Occultation
Aug 08  12:08  Spica 5.8°S of Moon
Aug 10  00:05  Moon at Apogee: 404266 km
Aug 10  18:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Aug 12  12:10  Saturn 3.7°S of Moon
Aug 12  12     Perseid Meteor Shower
Aug 15  16     Mercury at Aphelion 
Aug 16  21     Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 27.4°E
Aug 18  09:27  FULL MOON 
Aug 19  14:14  Moon at Descending Node 
Aug 20  06     Mercury 3.8° of Jupiter
Aug 22  01:20  Moon at Perigee: 367047 km
Aug 24  05:09  Mars 1.8°N of Antares
Aug 25  03:41  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Aug 25  16:21  Aldebaran 0.2°S of Moon
Aug 28  20     Mercury 5.0° of Venus

As the events above transpire, I will occassionally post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Atlantic Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eastern Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Central Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mountain Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Pacific Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alaska Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Hawaii Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.

For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak



Events for July 2016

The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for July 2016. The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones. Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in Definitions.

 Date    GMT   Astronomical Events for July 2016
------  -----  --------------------------------------------
        (h:m)
Jul 01  06:45  Moon at Perigee: 365983 km
Jul 02  03:58  Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
Jul 02  16     Mercury at Perihelion 
Jul 04  11:01  NEW MOON 
Jul 04  16     Earth at Aphelion: 1.01675 AU
Jul 07  03     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
Jul 07  23:33  Regulus 1.8°N of Moon
Jul 09  01:41  Moon at Ascending Node 
Jul 09  10:08  Jupiter 0.9°N of Moon: Occultation
Jul 10  23     Venus at Perihelion 
Jul 12  00:52  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
Jul 12  04:13  Spica 5.6°S of Moon
Jul 13  05:24  Moon at Apogee: 404272 km
Jul 16  05:11  Saturn 3.4°S of Moon
Jul 19  22:57  FULL MOON 
Jul 23  07:49  Moon at Descending Node 
Jul 26  23:00  LAST QUARTER MOON 
Jul 27  11:25  Moon at Perigee: 369659 km
Jul 27  21     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
Jul 29  10:53  Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon
Jul 30  15:55  Mercury 0.3°N of Regulus

As the events above transpire, I will occassionally post photographs of some of them at Recent Images.

Astronomical events calendars for complete years and for eight time zones are available through the links below.

Time Zones Calendars of Astronomical Events
Greenwich Mean Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Atlantic Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Eastern Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Central Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Mountain Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Pacific Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alaska Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Hawaii Standard Time 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021

For additional years, see Calendars of Astronomical Events.

For detailed information on solar and lunar eclipses this year, see: Eclipses During 2016.

For detailed information on the transit of Mercury this year, see: 2016 Transit of Mercury.

The Calendars of Astronomical Events were all generated by a computer program I wrote (with THINK Pascal running on a Macintosh G4) using Astronomical Algorithms (Jean Meeus).

Fred Espenak