2014 Calendar of Astronomical Events



2014 Phases of the Moon

Central Standard Time

The following table gives the date and time of the Moon's phases for the year. If Daylight Saving Time is in effect, add one hour to the times listed.

2014 Phases of the Moon
Central Standard Time
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 1 05:14 Jan 7 21:39 Jan 15 22:52 Jan 23 23:19
Jan 30 15:39 Feb 6 13:22 Feb 14 17:53 Feb 22 11:15
Mar 1 02:00 Mar 8 07:27 Mar 16 11:09 Mar 23 19:46
Mar 30 12:45 Apr 7 02:31 Apr 15 01:42 t Apr 22 01:52
Apr 29 00:14 A May 6 21:15 May 14 13:16 May 21 06:59
May 28 12:40 Jun 5 14:39 Jun 12 22:11 Jun 19 12:39
Jun 27 02:09 Jul 5 05:59 Jul 12 05:25 Jul 18 20:08
Jul 26 16:42 Aug 3 18:50 Aug 10 12:09 Aug 17 06:26
Aug 25 08:13 Sep 2 05:11 Sep 8 19:38 Sep 15 20:05
Sep 24 00:14 Oct 1 13:33 Oct 8 04:51 t Oct 15 13:12
Oct 23 15:57 P Oct 30 20:48 Nov 6 16:23 Nov 14 09:16
Nov 22 06:32 Nov 29 04:06 Dec 6 06:27 Dec 14 06:51
Dec 21 19:36 Dec 28 12:31 --

An eclipse of the Sun can only occur at New Moon (see: Solar Eclipses for Beginners), while an eclipse of the Moon can only occur at Full Moon (see: Lunar Eclipses for Beginners). In any calendar year there are a minimum of two solar and two lunar eclipses.

If an eclipse of the Sun or Moon takes place on a given date, it is noted by a character next to the date in the table above. Solar eclipses are indicated as: T=Total, A=Annular, H=Hybrid and P=Partial. Lunar eclipses are indicated as: t=Total, p=Partial, and n=Penumbral.

Phases of the Moon Photo Gallery is an image collection showing the Moon's phases over a complete synodic month.



2014 Calendar of Astronomical Events

Central Standard Time

The following table gives the date and time of the important astronomical events for the year. If Daylight Saving Time is in effect, add one hour to the times listed. A key to astronomical terms appears below the calendar.

2014 Calendar of Astronomical Events
January - June July - December
Date     CST   Event
        (h:m)

Jan 01  05:14  NEW MOON 
    01  15:00  Moon at Perigee: 356922 km
    02  18     Mars at Aphelion 
    03  14     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    03  23:59  Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 
    05  14     Jupiter at Opposition 
    07  21:39  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  05:26  Moon at Descending Node 
    11  06     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    12  02:36  Aldebaran 2.6°S of Moon
    15  00:00  Jupiter 4.9°N of Moon
    15  19:53  Moon at Apogee: 406537 km
    15  22:52  FULL MOON 
    18  22:43  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    23  00:29  Mars 3.7°N of Moon
    23  03:22  Spica 1.3°S of Moon
    23  20:55  Moon at Ascending Node 
    23  22     Venus at Perihelion 
    23  23:19  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    25  08:18  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  20:36  Venus 2.2°N of Moon
    30  03:58  Moon at Perigee: 357080 km
    30  15:39  NEW MOON 
    31  04     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.4°E

Feb 01  01:07  Mercury 4.1°S of Moon
    02  14:27  Mars 4.4°N of Spica
    03  18     Mercury at Perihelion 
    05  06:41  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  13:22  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  08:41  Aldebaran 2.3°S of Moon
    11  00:10  Jupiter 5.0°N of Moon
    11  23:09  Moon at Apogee: 406232 km
    14  17:53  FULL MOON 
    15  04:40  Regulus 5.1°N of Moon
    15  14     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    19  08:54  Spica 1.6°S of Moon
    19  17:59  Mars 3.1°N of Moon
    19  21:28  Moon at Ascending Node 
    21  16:39  Saturn 0.3°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  11:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  11     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    25  23:23  Venus 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    27  13:52  Moon at Perigee: 360439 km
    27  15:24  Mercury 2.9°S of Moon

Mar 01  02:00  NEW MOON 
    04  11:45  Moon at Descending Node 
    07  16:07  Aldebaran 2.1°S of Moon
    08  07:27  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  05:20  Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon
    11  13:46  Moon at Apogee: 405367 km
    14  00     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.6°W
    14  11:33  Regulus 5.1°N of Moon
    16  11:09  FULL MOON 
    18  14:38  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    18  21:14  Mars 3.2°N of Moon
    19  00:30  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  17     Mercury at Aphelion 
    20  10:57  Vernal Equinox 
    20  21:40  Saturn 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  15     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    23  19:46  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    26  09:10  Mars 4.6°N of Spica
    27  03:52  Venus 3.6°S of Moon
    27  12:30  Moon at Perigee: 365706 km
    30  12:45  NEW MOON 
    31  20:30  Moon at Descending Node 

Apr 02  01     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    04  00:52  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    06  16:25  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    07  02:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  08:52  Moon at Apogee: 404503 km
    08  14     Mars at Opposition 
    10  19:26  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    14  12:24  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    14  21:57  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    15  01:42  FULL MOON 
    15  01:47  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.296
    15  07:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    17  01:42  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  01:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    22  11     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    22  18:27  Moon at Perigee: 369765 km
    25  17:16  Venus 4.4°S of Moon
    25  21     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    28  05:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    29  00:04  Non-Central Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.982
    29  00:14  NEW MOON 

May 01  09:51  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    02  17     Mercury at Perihelion 
    04  08:02  Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon
    05  00     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    06  04:22  Moon at Apogee: 404319 km
    06  21:15  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  03:43  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    10  12     Saturn at Opposition 
    11  07:32  Mars 3.0°N of Moon
    12  06:47  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    12  16:06  Moon at Ascending Node 
    14  06:41  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    14  13:16  FULL MOON 
    16  06     Venus at Aphelion 
    18  05:58  Moon at Perigee: 367099 km
    21  06:59  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    25  01     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 22.7°E
    25  09:43  Venus 2.3°S of Moon
    25  11:56  Moon at Descending Node 
    28  12:40  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  02:07  Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon
    02  22:25  Moon at Apogee: 404956 km
    04  11:35  Regulus 5.0°N of Moon
    05  14:39  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  18:44  Mars 1.6°N of Moon
    08  16:05  Spica 1.8°S of Moon
    08  23:36  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  13:11  Saturn 0.6°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  22:11  FULL MOON 
    14  21:34  Moon at Perigee: 362062 km
    15  05:57  Jupiter 6.3°S of Pollux
    19  12:39  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  17     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  04:52  Summer Solstice 
    21  14:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  07:00  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    24  06:54  Venus 1.3°N of Moon
    25  00:22  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    27  02:09  NEW MOON 
    30  13:09  Moon at Apogee: 405932 km

Date     CST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  09:08  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran
    01  18:30  Regulus 4.8°N of Moon
    03  16:59  Earth at Aphelion: 1.01668 
    05  05:59  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  19:21  Mars 0.2°S of Moon: Occn.
    06  00:32  Spica 2.0°S of Moon
    06  03:50  Moon at Ascending Node 
    07  20:48  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  05:25  FULL MOON 
    12  12     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.9°W
    13  02:27  Moon at Perigee: 358259 km
    13  12:39  Mars 1.2°N of Spica
    16  13     Mercury 6.2° of Venus
    18  15:21  Moon at Descending Node 
    18  20:08  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    22  05:56  Aldebaran 1.8°S of Moon
    24  12:16  Venus 4.4°N of Moon
    24  14     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    26  16:42  NEW MOON 
    27  21:27  Moon at Apogee: 406570 km
    28  02     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    29  00:36  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    29  16     Mercury at Perihelion 

Aug 02  05:26  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  07:27  Spica 2.3°S of Moon
    03  04:02  Mars 2.2°S of Moon
    03  18:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  04:54  Saturn 0.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    06  16:29  Venus 6.5°S of Pollux
    08  10     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    10  11:43  Moon at Perigee: 356897 km
    10  12:09  FULL MOON 
    12  18     Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  18:18  Moon at Descending Node 
    17  06:26  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    17  23:05  Venus 0.9°S of Beehive
    18  00:48  Jupiter 1.1°S of Beehive
    18  11:46  Aldebaran 1.6°S of Moon
    24  00:09  Moon at Apogee: 406523 km
    25  08:13  NEW MOON 
    26  23:33  Mercury 3.4°N of Moon
    29  07     Neptune at Opposition 
    29  07:14  Moon at Ascending Node 
    29  13:08  Spica 2.5°S of Moon
    31  13:21  Saturn 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    31  17:43  Mars 4.1°S of Moon

Sep 02  05:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  14     Venus at Perihelion 
    07  21:29  Moon at Perigee: 358388 km
    08  19:38  FULL MOON 
    11  01:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    11  16     Mercury at Aphelion 
    14  19:01  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    15  20:05  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    20  04:39  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    20  07:56  Mercury 0.5°S of Spica
    20  08:22  Moon at Apogee: 405846 km
    21  12:52  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    21  16     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.4°E
    22  20:30  Autumnal Equinox 
    24  00:14  NEW MOON 
    25  11:41  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  18:48  Spica 2.6°S of Moon
    26  03:32  Mercury 4.2°S of Moon
    27  22:46  Saturn 0.8°S of Moon: Occn.
    28  00:26  Mars 3.0°N of Antares
    29  11:01  Mars 5.6°S of Moon

Oct 01  13:33  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    06  03:41  Moon at Perigee: 362481 km
    07  14     Uranus at Opposition 
    08  04:51  FULL MOON 
    08  04:55  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.162
    08  11:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    12  03:58  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    15  13:12  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  15     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    17  21:25  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    18  00:05  Moon at Apogee: 404898 km
    18  20:08  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    21  10     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  18:46  Moon at Ascending Node 
    23  15:45  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.811
    23  15:57  NEW MOON 
    25  01     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  10:04  Saturn 1.0°S of Moon: Occn.
    25  15     Mercury at Perihelion 
    30  20:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Nov 01  06     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.7°W
    02  18:21  Moon at Perigee: 367871 km
    04  06:10  Mercury 3.9°N of Spica
    04  21:13  Moon at Descending Node 
    05  11     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    06  16:23  FULL MOON 
    08  13:41  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    12  10     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    14  09:16  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    14  11:39  Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon
    14  19:56  Moon at Apogee: 404338 km
    15  04:05  Regulus 4.6°N of Moon
    17  16     Leonid Meteor Shower
    18  02     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    19  02:18  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  10:01  Spica 2.6°S of Moon
    22  06:32  NEW MOON 
    27  17:11  Moon at Perigee: 369825 km
    29  04:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 02  02:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    05  22:35  Aldebaran 1.5°S of Moon
    06  06:27  FULL MOON 
    08  04     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    08  13:29  Jupiter 2.7°N of Regulus
    11  21:36  Jupiter 5.1°N of Moon
    12  06     Mars at Perihelion 
    12  12:06  Regulus 4.4°N of Moon
    12  17:02  Moon at Apogee: 404584 km
    14  06     Geminid Meteor Shower
    14  06:51  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  07:27  Moon at Ascending Node 
    16  19:05  Spica 2.8°S of Moon
    19  14:55  Saturn 1.6°S of Moon
    21  17:03  Winter Solstice 
    21  19:36  NEW MOON 
    22  14     Ursid Meteor Shower
    24  10:43  Moon at Perigee: 364791 km
    25  01:32  Mars 5.7°S of Moon
    28  12:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    29  03:27  Moon at Descending Node 

Astronomical Definitions

  • Perihelion - the instant when a planet is closest to the Sun
  • Aphelion - the instant when a planet is furthest from the Sun
  • Perigee - the instant when the Moon is closest to Earth
  • Apogee - the instant when the Moon is furthest from Earth
  • Inferior Conjunction - the instant when a planet passes between Earth and the Sun (Mercury or Venus)
  • Superior Conjunction - the instant when a planet passes on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth (Mercury or Venus)
  • Greatest Elongation - elongation is the apparent angle between a planet and the Sun as seen from Earth; during eastern elongation (E), the planet appears as an evening star; during western elongation (W), the planet appears as a morning star
  • Opposition - the instant when a planet appears opposite the Sun as seen from Earth
  • Conjunction - the instant when a planet appears closest the Sun as seen from Earth
  • Occultation - the Moon occults or eclipses a star or planet
  • Ascending Node - the point where a planet crosses from the southern to northern portion of its orbit
  • Descending Node - the point where a planet crosses from the northern to the southern portion of its orbit



Calendars for Other Years and Time Zones

The table below contains links to astronomical events calendars for a range of years and Time Zones. Abbreviations for the time zones are: GMT = Greenwich Mean Time, AST = Atlantic Standard Time, EST = Eastern Standard Time, CST = Central Standard Time, MST = Mountain Standard Time, PST = Pacific Standard Time, AKST = Alaskan Standard Time, and HST = Hawaiian Standard Time.

Calendar of Astronomical Events
GMT 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
AST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
EST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
CST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
MST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
PST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
AKST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
HST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025

For years or time zones not covered above, please visit SKYCAL the astronomical events calendar generator.

Acknowledgements

All calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Algorithms used in predicting the phases of the Moon, eclipses and other sky phenomena are based on Astronomical Algorithms by Jean Meeus (Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, 1998).

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by the acknowledgment:


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