Astronomical Events ( 2019)

 

 

Observing Season 2019

 

JANUARY

    01  21:50  Venus 1.3°S of Moon
    02  05       Saturn in Conjunction with Sun
    03  05       Earth at Perihelion: 0.98330 AU
    03  07:37  Jupiter 3.1°S of Moon
    04  02       Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    06  01:28  NEW MOON
    06  01:41  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.715
    06  05       Venus at Greatest Elong: 47.0°W
    07  00:08  Moon at Descending Node
    09  04:29  Moon at Apogee: 406116 km
    12  08       Mercury at Aphelion
    12  19:47  Mars 5.3°N of Moon
    14  06:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    17  18:20  Aldebaran 1.6°S of Moon
    20  22:48  Moon at Ascending Node
    21  05:12  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.195
    21  05:16  FULL MOON
    21  15:32  Beehive 0.6°N of Moon
    21  19:58  Moon at Perigee: 357345 km
    23  01:41  Regulus 2.5°S of Moon
    27  21:10  LAST QUARTER MOON
    30  03       Mercury at Superior Conjunction
    30  23:54  Jupiter 2.8°S of Moon
    31  17:36  Venus 0.1°S of Moon: Occn.

FEBRUARY

    02  07:18  Saturn 0.6°S of Moon: Occn.
    03  06:35  Moon at Descending Node
    04  21:04  NEW MOON
    05  09:26  Moon at Apogee: 406556 km
    12  22:26  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    14  03:29  Aldebaran 1.7°S of Moon
    17  09:42  Moon at Ascending Node
    18  03:05  Beehive 0.6°N of Moon
    19  09:06  Moon at Perigee: 356762 km
    19  13:08  Regulus 2.5°S of Moon
    19  15:53  FULL MOON
    25  08       Mercury at Perihelion
    26  11:28  LAST QUARTER MOON
    27  01       Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.1°E
    27  14:17  Jupiter 2.3°S of Moon

MARCH

   01  18:40   Saturn 0.3°S of Moon: Occn.
    02  11:03  Moon at Descending Node
    02  21:28  Venus 1.2°N of Moon
    04  11:25  Moon at Apogee: 406391 km
    06  16:04  NEW MOON
    07  01       Neptune in Conjunction with Sun
    11  12:09  Mars 5.8°N of Moon
    13  10:13  Aldebaran 1.9°S of Moon
    14  10:27  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    15  02       Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
    16  16:22  Moon at Ascending Node
    17  13:01  Beehive 0.5°N of Moon
    18  23:59  Regulus 2.6°S of Moon
    19  19:47  Moon at Perigee: 359381 km
    20  21:58  Vernal Equinox
    21  01:43  FULL MOON
    27  02:28  Jupiter 1.9°S of Moon
    28  04:10  LAST QUARTER MOON
    29  05:11  Saturn 0.1°N of Moon: Occn.
    29  13:08  Moon at Descending Node
    31  03:06  Mars 3.1°S of Pleiades

APRIL

    01  00:14  Moon at Apogee: 405577 km
    02  04:18  Venus 2.7°N of Moon
    02  23:01  Mercury 3.6°N of Moon
    05  08:50  NEW MOON
    09  06:40  Mars 4.7°N of Moon
    09  15:43  Aldebaran 2.1°S of Moon
    11  19       Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.7°W
    12  18:08  Moon at Ascending Node
    12  19:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    13  20:12  Beehive 0.2°N of Moon
    15  00:24  Mars 6.4°N of Aldebaran
    15  08:22  Regulus 2.7°S of Moon
    16  20       Mercury 4.3° of Venus
    16  22:02  Moon at Perigee: 364209 km
    18  03       Venus at Aphelion
    19  11:12  FULL MOON
    23  00       Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23  00       Uranus in Conjunction with Sun
    23  11:36  Jupiter 1.6°S of Moon
    25  14:38  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    25  15:02  Moon at Descending Node
    26  22:18  LAST QUARTER MOON
    28  18:20  Moon at Apogee: 404577 km

MAY

    02  11:39  Venus 3.6°N of Moon
    03  06:26  Mercury 2.9°N of Moon
    04  22:45  NEW MOON
    05  13       Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    06  21:52  Aldebaran 2.3°S of Moon
    07  23:36  Mars 3.2°N of Moon
    09  18:50  Moon at Ascending Node
    10  03:30  Pollux 6.3°N of Moon
    11  01:35  Beehive 0.0°S of Moon
    12  01:12  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    12  14:19  Regulus 3.0°S of Moon
    13  21:53  Moon at Perigee: 369017 km
    18  21:11  FULL MOON
    20  16:54  Jupiter 1.7°S of Moon
    21  13       Mercury at Superior Conjunction
    22  19:12  Moon at Descending Node
    22  22:25  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    24  07       Mercury at Perihelion
    26  13:27  Moon at Apogee: 404134 km
    26  16:33  LAST QUARTER MOON

JUNE

    01  18:15  Venus 3.2°N of Moon
    03  10:02  NEW MOON
    04  15:42  Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
    05  15:05  Mars 1.6°N of Moon
    05  22:46  Moon at Ascending Node
    06  09:41  Pollux 6.2°N of Moon
    07  07:19  Beehive 0.2°S of Moon
    07  23:21  Moon at Perigee: 368508 km
    08  19:36  Regulus 3.2°S of Moon
    09  01:51  Venus 5.0°S of Pleiades
    10  05:59  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    10  15       Jupiter at Opposition
    16  18:50  Jupiter 2.0°S of Moon
    16  23:09  Venus 4.6°N of Aldebaran
    17  08:31  FULL MOON
    18  18       Mercury 0.2° of Mars
    19  01:49  Moon at Descending Node
    19  03:58  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    19  13:04  Mercury 5.2°S of Pollux
    21  08:00  Mars 5.4°S of Pollux
    21  15:54  Summer Solstice
    23  07:50  Moon at Apogee: 404549 km
    23  23       Mercury at Greatest Elong: 25.2°E
    25  09:46  LAST QUARTER MOON
    30  15:06  Aldebaran 2.3°S of Moon

JULY

    02  19:16  NEW MOON
    02  19:23  Total Solar Eclipse; mag=1.046
    03  06:53  Moon at Ascending Node
    04  08:34  Mercury 3.3°S of Moon
    04  13:20  Mercury 2.5°S of Beehive
    04  15:02  Beehive 0.2°S of Moon
    04  23       Earth at Aphelion: 1.01676 AU
    05  04:54  Moon at Perigee: 363729 km
    05  23       Mercury 3.8° of Mars
    06  02:17  Regulus 3.2°S of Moon
    07  07       Mercury at Aphelion
    09  10:55  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    09  16     Saturn at Opposition
    13  07:06  Mars 0.4°S of Beehive
    13  19:43  Jupiter 2.3°S of Moon
    16  07:27  Saturn 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    16  09:05  Moon at Descending Node
    16  21:31  Partial Lunar Eclipse; mag=0.653
    16  21:38  FULL MOON
    21  00:01  Moon at Apogee: 405480 km
    21  13       Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
    25  01:18  LAST QUARTER MOON
    28  00:47  Aldebaran 2.3°S of Moon
    28  15       Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    30  17:02  Moon at Ascending Node

AUGUST

    01  03:12  NEW MOON
    02  07:08  Moon at Perigee: 359398 km
    07  17:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    08  11       Venus at Perihelion
    09  22:53  Jupiter 2.5°S of Moon
    09  23       Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.0°W
    12  10:05  Saturn 0.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  14:45  Moon at Descending Node
    12  14:59  Jupiter 4.3°N of Antares
    13  07       Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  06       Venus at Superior Conjunction
    15  12:29  FULL MOON
    17  04:24  Mercury 1.2°S of Beehive
    17  10:50  Moon at Apogee: 406244 km
    20  07       Mercury at Perihelion
    23  14:56  LAST QUARTER MOON
    24  09:24  Aldebaran 2.4°S of Moon
    26  00       Mars at Aphelion
    27  01:50  Moon at Ascending Node
    27  14:30  Pollux 6.1°N of Moon
    28  11:31  Beehive 0.2°S of Moon
    30  10:37  NEW MOON
    30  15:57  Moon at Perigee: 357177 km

SEPTEMBER

    02  10       Mars in Conjunction with Sun
    04  01       Mercury at Superior Conjunction
    06  03:10  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    06  06:52  Jupiter 2.3°S of Moon
    08  13:53  Saturn 0.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    08  17:35  Moon at Descending Node
    10  06       Neptune at Opposition
    13  13:32  Moon at Apogee: 406378 km
    14  04:33  FULL MOON
    20  16:14  Aldebaran 2.6°S of Moon
    22  02:41  LAST QUARTER MOON
    23  06:30  Moon at Ascending Node
    23  07:50  Autumnal Equinox
    23  23:34  Pollux 5.9°N of Moon
    24  21:15  Beehive 0.4°S of Moon
    26  08:30  Regulus 3.3°S of Moon
    28  02:27  Moon at Perigee: 357803 km
    28  18:26  NEW MOON
    29  04:15  Mercury 1.2°N of Spica

OCTOBER

    03  20:23  Jupiter 1.9°S of Moon
    05  16:47  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    05  18:49  Moon at Descending Node
    05  20:48  Saturn 0.3°N of Moon: Occn.
    10  18:29  Moon at Apogee: 405902 km
    13  21:08  FULL MOON
    17  21:51  Aldebaran 2.9°S of Moon
    20  04       Mercury at Greatest Elong: 24.6°E
    20  07:28  Moon at Ascending Node
    21  06:21  Pollux 5.7°N of Moon
    21  12:39  LAST QUARTER MOON
    21  23       Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  04:41  Beehive 0.6°S of Moon
    23  17:11  Regulus 3.5°S of Moon
    26  10:41  Moon at Perigee: 361316 km
    28  03:38  NEW MOON
    28  08       Uranus at Opposition
    29  13:34  Venus 3.9°S of Moon
    31  04       Mercury 2.5° of Venus
    31  14:22  Jupiter 1.3°S of Moon

NOVEMBER

    01  21:40  Moon at Descending Node
    02  07:31  Saturn 0.6°N of Moon: Occn.
    04  10:23  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    06  00       S Taurid Meteor Shower
    07  08:37  Moon at Apogee: 405060 km
    09  19:18  Venus 3.8°N of Antares
    09  23:07  Mars 2.6°N of Spica
    11  15       Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
    12  13:34  FULL MOON
    12  23       N Taurid Meteor Shower
    14  03:52  Aldebaran 3.0°S of Moon
    16  06       Mercury at Perihelion
    16  08:48  Moon at Ascending Node
    17  11:41  Pollux 5.4°N of Moon
    18  05       Leonid Meteor Shower
    18  10:11  Beehive 0.9°S of Moon
    19  21:11  LAST QUARTER MOON
    19  23:24  Regulus 3.7°S of Moon
    23  07:54  Moon at Perigee: 366721 km
    24  09:02  Mars 4.3°S of Moon
    25  02:50  Mercury 1.9°S of Moon
    26  15:06  NEW MOON
    28  10       Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.1°W
    28  10:49  Jupiter 0.7°S of Moon: Occn.
    28  18:50  Venus 1.9°S of Moon
    29  04:13  Moon at Descending Node
    29  21:12  Saturn 0.9°N of Moon: Occn.

DECEMBER

   04  06:58   FIRST QUARTER MOON
    05  04:09   Moon at Apogee: 404447 km
    11  11:40  Aldebaran 3.0°S of Moon
    12  05:12  FULL MOON
    13  14:15  Moon at Ascending Node
    14  17:51  Pollux 5.3°N of Moon
    14  18       Geminid Meteor Shower
    15  15:54  Beehive 1.0°S of Moon
    17  04:41  Regulus 3.8°S of Moon
    18  20:30  Moon at Perigee: 370260 km
    19  04:57  LAST QUARTER MOON
    22  04:19  Winter Solstice
    23  01:49  Mars 3.5°S of Moon
    23  03       Ursid Meteor Shower
    26  05:13  NEW MOON
    26  05:18  Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.970
    26  13:01  Moon at Descending Node
    27  18       Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun
    29  01:32  Venus 1.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    30  05       Mercury at Aphelion

 NB: All times in GMT (winter time)

Some Definitions

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

Sources
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/sights-to-see.html
https://in-the-sky.org/newscalyear.php?year=2018&maxdiff=4#datesel
http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

http://astropixels.com/ephemeris/astrocal/astrocal2019gmt.html

Sources https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/sights-to-see.html https://in-the-sky.org/newscalyear.php?year=2018&maxdiff=4#datesel http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html