2018 Events

Last Updated February 5, 2018

Note: Items listed in red are tentative.  If signup is available, there will be a clickable link.

February

March

  • [webinar] Wed  7: Creating Star Trails (NP105)
  • [celestial] Sat 17: NEW Moon
  • [celestial] Thu 22: March Geminids – very slow meteors. This is a minor shower caused by Halley’s Comet
  • [celestial] Sat 31: Full Moon

April

  • [FREE webinar] Thu 5: Introduction To Night Photography (NP101)
  • [celestial] Sun 15: NEW Moon
  • [celestial] Sun 22-23: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak
  • [celestial] Sat 28: Alpha Bootid shower (minor shower with slow meteors), washed out by moonlight
  • [celestial] Sun 29: Full Moon

May

  • [webinar] Wed  9: Creating Star Trails (NP105)
  • [celestial] 15: NEW Moon
  • [celestial] Sun 4-6: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks
  • [celestial] 29: Full Moon

June

  • [FREE webinar] Thu 6: Introduction To Night Photography (NP101)
  • [celestial] Thu 7: Moon and Mars at conjunction (within 2 degrees)
  • [celestial] Thu 7: Arietids Meteor Shower(up to 30 per hour, slow with fireballs)
  • [celestial] Wed 13: NEW Moon
  • [other]      Thu 14: FIFA World Cup begins
  • [celestial] Sun 27: Full Moon

July

  • [celestial] Mon 12: NEW Moon
  • [other]      Sun 15: FIFA World Cup ends
  • [celestial] Fri 27: Full Moon
  • [celestial] Sat 28-29: Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks (minor shower)

August

September

October

  • [celestial] Mon 8: NEW Moon
  • [celestial] Mon 8-9: Draconid Meteor Shower Peaks
  • [celestial] Sat 22-23: Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks (washed out by the full moon)
  • [celestial] Mon 24: Full Moon

November

  • [celestial] Wed 7: NEW Moon
  • [celestial] Thu 22: Full Moon

December

  • [celestial] Tue 6: NEW Moon
  • [celestial] Thu 13-14: Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks
  • [celestial] Sat 22: Full Moon
  • [celestial] Sat 22-23: Ursid Meteor Shower Peaks (minor shower)

PAST Events

January 2018


Other Years:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Sources

Astronomy Calendar
Astronomy World Calendar