Astronomical Events

Finding astronomical events (when something like a solar eclipse, full moon or planetary alignment happens) is an important part of astronomy. I know I am always wanting to see something out of the ordinary, and these types of charts help me with that.

Eclipses are awesome astronomical events

These are upcoming astronomical events that I think are more important to the observer and astrophotographer primarily in North America and include all of the rare astronomical events I know of. I have left out much of the things I think are fluff such as when planets are closest and furthest away as that is really only important to people who want to image particular planets.  If you know of an important astronomical event that I have missed, please use the contact form to let me know.

2017 Astronomical Events

01/03/2017 Quadrantids Meteor Shower
02/11/2017 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
04/22/2017 Lyrids Meteor Shower
07/28/2017 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
08/12/2017 Perseids Meteor Shower
08/21/2017 Total solar eclipse Central United States
10/05/2017 Conjunction of Venus and Mars .2° apart in the east around dawn
10/07/2017 Draconids Meteor Shower
10/17/2017 Conjunction of Venus, Mars and Moon very close  in the east around dawn
10/21/2017 Orionids Meteor Shower
11/04/2017 Taurids Meteor Shower
11/13/2017 Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
11/17/2017 Leonids Meteor Shower
12/03/2017 Full Moon, Supermoon
12/13/2017 Geminids Meteor Shower
12/21/2017 Ursids Meteor Shower

2018 Astronomical Events

01/02/2018 Full Moon, Supermoon
01/03/2018 Quadrantids Meteor Shower
01/06/2018 Conjunction of Mars and Jupiter .3° apart in the east around dawn
01/31/2018 Full Moon, Supermoon, Blue Moon
01/31/2018 Lunar eclipse in Western United States, Canada, Australia, Asia
03/31/2018 Full Moon, Blue Moon
04/22/2018 Lyrids Meteor Shower
05/06/2018 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
07/15/2018 Conjunction of Moon and Venus 1° apart early evening for western North America
07/27/2018 Lunar eclipse in Africa and Asia
07/28/2018 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
08/11/2018 Partial Solar Eclipse northeast Canada, Greenland, extreme northern Europe, and northern and eastern Asia
08/12/2018 Perseids Meteor Shower
10/08/2018 Draconids Meteor Shower
10/21/2018 Orionids Meteor Shower
11/05/2018 Taurids Meteor Shower
11/17/2018 Leonids Meteor Shower
12/13/2018 Geminids Meteor Shower
12/21/2018 Ursids Meteor Shower

2019 Astronomical Events

01/03/2019 Quadrantids Meteor Shower
01/20/2019 Lunar eclipse in North America
01/21/2019 Full Moon, Supermoon
01/22/2019 Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the east pre-dawn
02/19/2019 Full Moon, Supermoon
03/21/2019 Full Moon, Supermoon
04/22/2019 Lyrids Meteor Shower
05/06/2019 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
05/18/2019 Full Moon, Blue Moon
07/02/2019 Total solar eclipse Chile, Argentina, southern Pacific
07/28/2019 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
08/12/2019 Perseids Meteor Shower
10/08/2019 Draconids Meteor Shower
10/21/2019 Orionids Meteor Shower
11/05/2019 Taurids Meteor Shower
11/11/2019 Transit of Mercury
11/17/2019 Leonids Meteor Shower
11/24/2019 Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter 1.5° apart early evening
12/13/2019 Geminids Meteor Shower
12/21/2019 Ursids Meteor Shower

2020 Astronomical Events

01/03/2020 Quadrantids Meteor Shower
02/09/2020 Full Moon, Supermoon
03/09/2020 Full Moon, Supermoon
03/18/2020 Conjunction of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and moon 8° apart
03/20/2020 Conjunction of Mars and Jupiter .7° apart in the east pre-dawn
03/26/2020 Conjunction of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in the east pre-dawn
04/08/2020 Full Moon, Supermoon
04/22/2020 Lyrids Meteor Shower
05/06/2020 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
05/07/2020 Full Moon, Supermoon
05/21/2020 Conjunction of Venus and Mercury 1° apart in the west before sunset
07/28/2020 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
08/12/2020 Perseids Meteor Shower
10/08/2020 Draconids Meteor Shower
10/21/2020 Orionids Meteor Shower
10/31/2020 Full Moon, Blue Moon
11/05/2020 Taurids Meteor Shower
11/17/2020 Leonids Meteor Shower
12/13/2020 Geminids Meteor Shower
12/14/2020 Total solar eclipse Chile, Argentina, southern Pacific, southern Atlantic
12/16/2020 Conjunction of Crescent Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in the west before sunset
12/21/2020 Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn .1° apart evening
12/21/2020 Ursids Meteor Shower

2021 Astronomical Events

 01/03/2021  Quadrantids Meteor Shower
 04/22/2021  Lyrids Meteor Shower
 04/27/2021  Full Moon, Supermoon
 05/06/2021  Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
 05/26/2021  Lunar eclipse in Western North America
 05/26/2021  Full Moon, Supermoon
 06/10/2021  Partial solar eclipse extreme north-east United States, eastern Canada
 06/24/2021  Full Moon, Supermoon
 07/12/2021  Conjunction of Venus and Mars in the west around sunset
 07/28/2021  Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
 08/12/2021  Perseids Meteor Shower
 08/22/2021  Full Moon, Blue Moon
 10/08/2021  Draconids Meteor Shower
 10/21/2021  Orionids Meteor Shower
 11/05/2021  Taurids Meteor Shower
 11/17/2021  Leonids Meteor Shower
11/19/2021   Lunar eclipse in North America
 12/04/2021  Total solar eclipse Antarctica, southern Atlantic
 12/13/2021  Geminids Meteor Shower
 12/21/2021  Ursids Meteor Shower

2022 Astronomical Events

 01/03/2022  Quadrantids Meteor Shower
 04/22/2022  Lyrids Meteor Shower
 05/06/2022  Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
 05/16/2022  Lunar eclipse in North America
 05/29/2022  Conjunction of Mars and Jupiter .5° apart pre-dawn
 06/14/2022  Full Moon, Supermoon
 07/13/2022  Full Moon, Supermoon
 07/28/2022  Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
 08/12/2022  Perseids Meteor Shower
 08/12/2022  Full Moon, Supermoon
 10/08/2022  Draconids Meteor Shower
 10/21/2022  Orionids Meteor Shower
 11/05/2022  Taurids Meteor Shower
 11/08/2022  Lunar eclipse in Western North America
 11/17/2022  Leonids Meteor Shower
 12/13/2022  Geminids Meteor Shower
 12/21/2022  Ursids Meteor Shower
12/29/2022   Conjunction of Venus and Mercury in the west around sunset
   

2023 Astronomical Events

01/03/2023 Quadrantids Meteor Shower
01/21/2023 Conjunction of Venus and Saturn in the west around sunset
03/01/2023 Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter .5° apart in the west around sunset
04/20/2023 Total solar eclipse Indonesia, Australia
04/22/2023 Lyrids Meteor Shower
05/06/2023 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
07/03/2023 Full Moon, Supermoon
07/28/2023 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
08/01/2023 Full Moon, Supermoon
08/12/2023 Perseids Meteor Shower
08/31/2023 Full Moon, Supermoon, Blue Moon
09/29/2023 Full Moon, Supermoon
10/08/2023 Draconids Meteor Shower
10/14/2023 Partial solar eclipse North America, predominately southwest United States
10/21/2023 Orionids Meteor Shower
11/05/2023 Taurids Meteor Shower
11/17/2023 Leonids Meteor Shower
12/13/2023 Geminids Meteor Shower
12/21/2023 Ursids Meteor Shower

2024 Astronomical Events

01/03/2024 Quadrantids Meteor Shower
04/08/2024 Total solar eclipse large portions of the United States and Canada
04/22/2024 Lyrids Meteor Shower
05/06/2024 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
07/28/2024 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
08/12/2024 Perseids Meteor Shower
08/19/2024 Full Moon, Blue Moon
09/17/2024 Lunar eclipse in Eastern North America
09/18/2024 Full Moon, Supermoon
10/08/2024 Draconids Meteor Shower
10/17/2024 Full Moon, Supermoon
10/21/2024 Orionids Meteor Shower
11/05/2024 Taurids Meteor Shower
11/15/2024 Full Moon, Supermoon
11/17/2024 Leonids Meteor Shower
12/13/2024 Geminids Meteor Shower
12/21/2024 Ursids Meteor Shower

2025 Astronomical Events

 01/03/2025  Quadrantids Meteor Shower
 01/18/2025  Conjunction of Venus and Saturn in the west around sunset
 03/13/2025  Lunar eclipse in North America
 03/29/2025  Partial solar eclipse far eastern Canada
 04/22/2025  Lyrids Meteor Shower
 05/06/2025  Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
 07/28/2025  Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
 08/12/2025  Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the east pre-dawn
 08/12/2025  Perseids Meteor Shower
 09/19/2025  Conjunction of Moon, Venus and Regulus pre-dawn
 10/07/2025  Full Moon, Supermoon
 10/08/2025  Draconids Meteor Shower
 10/21/2025  Orionids Meteor Shower
 11/05/2025  Taurids Meteor Shower
 11/05/2025  Full Moon, Supermoon
 11/17/2025  Leonids Meteor Shower
 12/04/2025  Full Moon, Supermoon
 12/13/2025  Geminids Meteor Shower
 12/21/2025  Ursids Meteor Shower

Astronomical Events beyond

11/13/2032 Transit of Mercury
12/11/2117 Transit of Venus

For more detailed listings, see the NASA Astronomical Events page called SkyCal.


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