Sky Calendar 2016

Sky Calendar 2016

 

Date Local
Time
Event
Jan 01  Fr   Venus: 37.9° W
  02  Sa 06:30 Last Quarter
  02  Sa 12:53 Moon Apogee: 404300 km
  03  Su 01:59 Perihelion: 0.9833 AU
  03  Su 19:45 Moon-Mars: 1.6° S
  04  Mo 09:01 Quadrantid Shower: ZHR = 120
  07  Th 00:57 Moon-Venus: 3.3° S
  07  Th 05:57 Moon-Saturn: 3.6° S
  07  Th 12:32 Venus-Antares: 6.4° N
  08  Fr 18:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.4° S
  09  Sa 08:42 Venus-Saturn: 0.1° N
  10  Su 02:30 New Moon
  14  Th 15:02 Mercury Inferior Conj.
  14  Th 16:48 Moon Descending Node
  15  Fr 03:10 Moon Perigee: 369600 km
  17  Su 00:26 First Quarter
  20  We 03:16 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.5° S
  21  Th 17:41 Moon North Dec.: 18.4° N
  24  Su 02:46 Full Moon
  26  Tu 06:10 Moon-Regulus: 2.8° N
  28  Th 00:58 Moon Ascending Node
  28  Th 02:14 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° N
  30  Sa 10:10 Moon Apogee: 404600 km
Feb 01  Mo 04:28 Last Quarter
  01  Mo 09:48 Moon-Mars: 3° S
  01  Mo   Venus: 31.4° W
  03  We 20:05 Moon-Saturn: 3.8° S
  05  Fr 05:34 Moon South Dec.: 18.3° S
  06  Sa 08:32 Moon-Venus: 4.5° S
  06  Sa 17:47 Moon-Mercury: 3.9° S
  07  Su 01:59 Mercury Elongation: 25.6° W
  08  Mo 15:39 New Moon
  10  We 21:46 Moon Descending Node
  11  Th 03:42 Moon Perigee: 364400 km
  13  Sa 03:32 Mercury-Venus: 4° N
  15  Mo 08:46 First Quarter
  16  Tu 08:41 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
  18  Th 00:18 Moon North Dec.: 18.3° N
  22  Mo 13:48 Moon-Regulus: 2.7° N
  22  Mo 19:20 Full Moon
  24  We 04:58 Moon-Jupiter: 1.9° N
  24  We 07:10 Moon Ascending Node
  27  Sa 04:28 Moon Apogee: 405400 km
  28  Su 16:17 Neptune Conjunction
  29  Mo 19:16 Moon-Mars: 3.9° S
Mar 01  Tu   Venus: 24.9° W
  02  We 00:11 Last Quarter
  02  We 07:53 Moon-Saturn: 3.9° S
  03  Th 15:19 Moon South Dec.: 18.2° S
  07  Mo 11:54 Moon-Venus: 3.5° S
  08  Tu 10:58 Jupiter Opposition
  09  We 02:54 New Moon
  09  We 02:58 Total Solar Eclipse
  09  We 07:31 Moon Descending Node
  10  Th 08:02 Moon Perigee: 359500 km
  14  Mo 15:44 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S
  15  Tu 19:03 First Quarter
  16  We 07:01 Moon North Dec.: 18.2° N
  20  Su 06:31 Vernal Equinox
  20  Su 21:05 Moon-Regulus: 2.8° N
  22  Tu 05:57 Moon-Jupiter: 2.3° N
  22  Tu 14:58 Moon Ascending Node
  23  We 13:48 Pen. Lunar Eclipse
  23  We 14:01 Full Moon
  23  We 22:05 Mercury Superior Conj.
  25  Fr 16:16 Moon Apogee: 406100 km
  28  Mo 20:45 Moon-Mars: 4.6° S
  29  Tu 16:58 Moon-Saturn: 3.8° S
  31  Th 00:12 Moon South Dec.: 18.2° S
  31  Th 17:17 Last Quarter
Apr 01  Fr   Venus: 17.4° W
  05  Tu 19:27 Moon Descending Node
  06  We 10:30 Moon-Venus: 0.7° S
  07  Th 13:24 New Moon
  07  Th 19:36 Moon Perigee: 357200 km
  09  Sa 23:28 Uranus Conjunction
  11  Mo 00:05 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
  12  Tu 14:12 Moon North Dec.: 18.3° N
  14  Th 05:59 First Quarter
  17  Su 02:46 Moon-Regulus: 2.7° N
  18  Mo 06:42 Moon-Jupiter: 2.4° N
  18  Mo 15:59 Mercury Elongation: 19.9° E
  18  Mo 20:04 Moon Ascending Node
  21  Th 18:05 Moon Apogee: 406400 km
  22  Fr 07:24 Full Moon
  22  Fr 07:30 Lyrid Shower: ZHR = 20
  25  Mo 21:28 Moon-Saturn: 3.7° S
  27  We 06:44 Moon South Dec.: 18.4° S
  27  We 18:33 Mars-Antares: 4.9° N
  28  Th 10:32 Mercury-Pleiades: 6.5° S
  30  Sa 05:29 Last Quarter
May 01  Su   Venus: 9.8° W
  03  Tu 03:27 Moon Descending Node
  04  We 20:45 Eta Aquarid Shower: ZHR = 60
  06  Fr 06:14 Moon Perigee: 357800 km
  06  Fr 21:30 New Moon
  08  Su 10:21 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.5° S
  09  Mo 17:10 Mercury Inferior Conj.
  09  Mo 23:54 Moon North Dec.: 18.4° N
  13  Fr 19:02 First Quarter
  14  Sa 09:06 Moon-Regulus: 2.5° N
  15  Su 11:30 Moon-Jupiter: 2.2° N
  15  Su 22:39 Moon Ascending Node
  19  Th 00:06 Moon Apogee: 405900 km
  21  Sa 23:15 Full Moon
  22  Su 13:15 Mars Opposition
  22  Su 23:59 Moon-Saturn: 3.5° S
  24  Tu 13:16 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S
  29  Su 14:12 Last Quarter
  30  Mo 06:45 Moon Descending Node
Jun 01  We   Venus: 1.5° W
  03  Fr 07:43 Saturn Opposition
  03  Fr 11:47 Moon-Mercury: 0.7° N
  03  Fr 12:55 Moon Perigee: 361100 km
  05  Su 05:00 New Moon
  05  Su 10:59 Mercury Elongation: 24.2° W
  06  Mo 11:13 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N
  06  Mo 23:34 Venus Superior Conj.
  10  Fr 16:47 Moon-Regulus: 2.2° N
  11  Sa 21:35 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° N
  12  Su 00:20 Moon Ascending Node
  12  Su 10:10 First Quarter
  13  Mo 12:06 Mercury-Pleiades: 6.8° S
  15  We 14:00 Moon Apogee: 405000 km
  19  Su 02:40 Moon-Saturn: 3.6° S
  19  Su 05:39 Mercury-Aldebaran: 3.8° N
  20  Mo 13:02 Full Moon
  20  Mo 20:52 Moon South Dec.: 18.6° S
  21  Tu 00:35 Summer Solstice
  26  Su 07:28 Moon Descending Node
  27  Mo 20:19 Last Quarter
Jul 01  Fr 08:45 Moon Perigee: 366000 km
  01  Fr   Venus: 6.8° E
  02  Sa 05:58 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
 
 03  Su 22:06 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N
  04  Mo 13:01 New Moon
  04  Mo 17:59 Aphelion: 1.0168 AU
  07  Th 05:12 Mercury Superior Conj.
  08  Fr 01:33 Moon-Regulus: 1.9° N
  09  Sa 03:42 Moon Ascending Node
  09  Sa 12:08 Moon-Jupiter: 0.9° N
  12  Tu 02:52 First Quarter
  13  We 07:24 Moon Apogee: 404300 km
  16  Sa 07:11 Moon-Saturn: 3.8° S
  18  Mo 05:41 Moon South Dec.: 18.6° S
  20  We 00:57 Full Moon
  23  Sa 09:49 Moon Descending Node
  27  We 01:00 Last Quarter
  27  We 13:25 Moon Perigee: 369700 km
  27  We 22:32 Delta Aquarid Shower: ZHR = 20
  29  Fr 12:53 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S
  30  Sa 17:55 Mercury-Regulus: 0.3° N
  31  Su 06:52 Moon North Dec.: 18.5° N
Aug 01  Mo   Venus: 15.3° E
  02  Tu 22:45 New Moon
  04  Th 08:19 Moon-Venus: 3.1° N
  05  Fr 00:12 Moon-Mercury: 0.6° N
  05  Fr 09:48 Moon Ascending Node
  05  Fr 13:57 Venus-Regulus: 1° N
  06  Sa 05:28 Moon-Jupiter: 0.2° N
  10  We 02:05 Moon Apogee: 404300 km
  10  We 20:21 First Quarter
  12  Fr 14:10 Moon-Saturn: 4° S
  12  Fr 14:26 Perseid Shower: ZHR = 90
  14  Su 15:05 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S
  16  Tu 22:59 Mercury Elongation: 27.4° E
  18  Th 11:27 Full Moon
  19  Fr 16:14 Moon Descending Node
  20  Sa 07:34 Mercury-Jupiter: 3.8° N
  22  Mo 03:20 Moon Perigee: 367000 km
  24  We 07:09 Mars-Antares: 1.8° N
  25  Th 03:11 Mars-Saturn: 4.3° N
  25  Th 05:41 Last Quarter
  25  Th 18:21 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.2° S
  27  Sa 13:17 Moon North Dec.: 18.5° N
  27  Sa 23:53 Venus-Jupiter: 0.1° N
  28  Su 22:09 Mercury-Venus: 5° N
Sep 01  Th 11:03 New Moon
  01  Th 11:08 Annular Solar Eclipse
  01  Th   Venus: 23.5° E
  01  Th 17:27 Moon Ascending Node
  02  Fr 17:16 Neptune Opposition
  03  Sa 12:33 Moon-Venus: 1.2° S
  05  Mo 02:03 Saturn-Antares: 6.1° N
  06  Tu 20:44 Moon Apogee: 405100 km
  08  Th 23:23 Moon-Saturn: 4.2° S
  09  Fr 13:49 First Quarter
  11  Su 00:05 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S
  13  Tu 01:38 Mercury Inferior Conj.
  16  Fr 01:55 Moon Descending Node
  16  Fr 20:56 Pen. Lunar Eclipse
  16  Fr 21:05 Full Moon
  18  Su 17:12 Venus-Spica: 2.4° N
  18  Su 19:00 Moon Perigee: 361900 km
  22  Th 00:13 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.2° S
  22  Th 16:21 Autumnal Equinox
  23  Fr 11:56 Last Quarter
  23  Fr 18:44 Moon North Dec.: 18.5° N
  26  Mo 08:19 Jupiter Conjunction
  28  We 00:32 Moon-Regulus: 1.8° N
  28  We 20:59 Mercury Elongation: 17.9° W
  29  Th 00:06 Moon Ascending Node
Oct 01  Sa 02:12 New Moon
  01  Sa   Venus: 30.9° E
  03  Mo 19:30 Moon-Venus: 5.6° S
  04  Tu 13:02 Moon Apogee: 406100 km
  06  Th 10:04 Moon-Saturn: 4.2° S
  08  Sa 08:03 Moon South Dec.: 18.5° S
  09  Su 06:33 First Quarter
  13  Th 11:43 Moon Descending Node
  15  Sa 12:15 Uranus Opposition
  16  Su 06:23 Full Moon
  17  Mo 01:36 Moon Perigee: 357900 km
  19  We 08:18 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.3° S
  21  Fr 01:38 Moon North Dec.: 18.6° N
  21  Fr 06:45 Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20
  22  Sa 21:14 Last Quarter
  25  Tu 06:01 Moon-Regulus: 1.7° N
  26  We 03:45 Moon Ascending Node
  26  We 12:54 Venus-Antares: 3.1° N
  27  Th 17:53 Mercury Superior Conj.
  28  Fr 11:33 Moon-Jupiter: 1.6° S
  30  Su 03:47 Venus-Saturn: 3° N
  30  Su 18:38 New Moon
  31  Mo 20:29 Moon Apogee: 406700 km
Nov 01  Tu   Venus: 37.7° E
  02  We 20:38 Moon-Saturn: 4.1° S
  04  Fr 14:04 Moon South Dec.: 18.7° S
  05  Sa 06:13 South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10
  07  Mo 20:51 First Quarter
  09  We 16:57 Moon Descending Node
  12  Sa 05:29 North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15
  14  Mo 12:23 Moon Perigee: 356500 km
  14  Mo 14:52 Full Moon
  15  Tu 17:50 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
  17  Th 10:32 Moon North Dec.: 18.8° N
  17  Th 11:47 Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15
  21  Mo 09:33 Last Quarter
  21  Mo 11:08 Moon-Regulus: 1.4° N
  22  Tu 03:48 Moon Ascending Node
  23  We 19:48 Mercury-Saturn: 3.4° N
  25  Fr 02:47 Moon-Jupiter: 2.1° S
  27  Su 21:08 Moon Apogee: 406600 km
  29  Tu 13:18 New Moon
Dec 01  Th   Venus: 43.2° E
  01  Th 20:56 Moon South Dec.: 18.9° S
  03  Sa 13:34 Moon-Venus: 6.3° S
  05  Mo 11:39 Moon-Mars: 3.1° S
  06  Tu 18:35 Moon Descending Node
  07  We 10:03 First Quarter
  10  Sa 12:03 Saturn Conjunction
  11  Su 04:59 Mercury Elongation: 20.8° E
  13  Tu 00:27 Moon Perigee: 358500 km
  13  Tu 05:14 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.4° S
  14  We 00:57 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120
  14  We 01:05 Full Moon
  14  We 22:43 Moon North Dec.: 18.9° N
  18  Su 19:14 Moon-Regulus: 1.1° N
  19  Mo 05:46 Moon Ascending Node
  21  We 02:56 Last Quarter
  21  We 11:45 Winter Solstice
  22  Th 09:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10
  22  Th 17:37 Moon-Jupiter: 2.7° S
  25  Su 06:55 Moon Apogee: 405900 km
  28  We 19:41 Mercury Inferior Conj.
  29  Th 04:30 Moon South Dec.: 19° S
  29  Th 07:53 New Moon

 

 

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All SKYCAL astronomical calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Special thanks to National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta for his valuable assistance in developing the Sky Events Calendar (July 2007).

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