January ** February ** March
April ** May ** June
October ** November ** December
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Planets Defined --
Planet Mercury *** Planet Venus *** Planet Earth: Aphelion *** Perihelion *** Perihelion of Earth
Moon of Earth: Apogee *** Perigee *** Moon Phases: Phases of Moon Defined -- New Moon *** First Quarter *** Full Moon *** Last (or "Third") Quarter
Planet Mars *** Planet Jupiter *** Planet Saturn *** Planet Uranus *** Planet Neptune *** Dwarf Planet Pluto
* Tue., Jan. 4, 4:03 a.m. EST - Moon Phase: New Moon - Lunation 1089.
* Wed., June 1, 5:16.11 p.m. EDST - Partial Eclipse of the Sun. Time of greatest solar eclipse with eclipse magnitude of 0.601 visible from the Arctic coast of western Siberia, for this "solar eclipse of the midnight sun."
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* Wed., June 15, 4:12.35.8 p.m. EDST - Total Eclipse of the Moon. Time of greatest lunar eclipse with umbral magnitude of 1.6998 visible primarily from the Eastern Hemisphere and partly from South America.
* Wed., June 15, 4:14 p.m. EDST - Moon Phase - Full Moon: Strawberry Moon.
* Fri., July 1, 4:38:22.7 a.m. EDST - Greatest eclipse for Partial Eclipse of the Sun: observable in small area of Antarctic Ocean, south of Africa. SPECIAL NOTE: This eclipse marks the first solar eclipse in Saros series number 156, which runs from the year 2011 to the year 3237 (first new Saros cycle in 83 years). The Saros eclipse cycle governs the periodicity and recurrence of solar eclipses, a period of approximately 18 years, 11 days, 8 hours.
* Fri., July 1, 4:54 a.m. EDST - Moon Phase - New Moon: Lunation 1095.
* Wed., July 27, 1:00 p.m. EDST - Mars 0.5 degree north of the Moon; occultation: Samoa, Kiribati, French Polynesia, southern half of South America except southernmost tip of the continent.
* Fri., Nov. 25, 1:20:16.6 a.m. EST - Time of greatest eclipse for
Partial Eclipse of the Sun visible in Antarctica, southern portion of South Africa, Tasmania, and nearly all of New Zealand.
Always use safe techniques for the eyes when attempting to view an Eclipse of the Sun or Solar Eclipse.
* Sat., Dec. 10, 9:31:48.5 a.m. EST - Time of greatest eclipse for
Total Eclipse of the Moon. All of eclipse visible in Alaska, Yukon Territory, much of Canadian Northwest Territories, Australia, and most of Asia. Part of eclipse visible in other parts of North America (eclipse in progress as Moon sets, with people in the west seeing more of the eclipse), Europe , other parts of
Asia, and most of Africa except extreme western sections (early portions of the eclipse occur before moonrise).
An Eclipse of the Moon, or Lunar Eclipse, is completely safe to observe with the naked-eye or any optical device.
* Sat., Dec. 10, 9:36 a.m. EST - Moon Phase: Full Moon (Cold Moon or Long-Nights Moon).