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THE ASTRONOMICAL YEAR 2012 A CALENDAR OF CELESTIAL EVENTS


JANUARY QUADRANTIDS METEOR SHOWER JANUARY 3-4

[1]

S 1

M 2

[3]

[2]

T 3

[6]

[5]

[4]

W 4

[7]

[8]

T

F

S

5

6

7

QUADRANDTIDS METEOR SHOWER

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

FULL [5] MOON 15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

NEW [1] MOON

[1]

NEW MOON

[5]

FULL MOON

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


FEBRUARY

BEST CHANCE TO SEE

MERCURY FEBRUARY 20 - MARCH 12

[1]

S

[3]

[2]

M

T

[6]

[5]

[4]

W

[7]

[8]

T

F

S

1

2

3

4

8

9

10

11

5

6

7

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

NEW [1] MOON

* BEST CHANCE TO SEE

MERCURY

26

27

FULL [5] MOON

28

29

[1]

NEW MOON

[5]

FULL MOON

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


MARCH

MARS AT OPPOSITION

MARCH 3

EQUINOX

MARCH

MARCH 20

CONJUNCTION OF VENUS & JUPITER

[1]

S

[3]

[2]

M

[6]

[5]

[4]

T

MARCH 14

W

[7]

[8]

T

F

1

2

S 3

MARS AT OPPOSITION 9

10

15

16

17

22

23

24

30

31

4

5

6

7

8

11

12

13

14

FULL MOON

[5]

CONJUNCTION OF VENUS & JUPITER 18

19

20

21

NEW [1] MOON

MARCH EQUINOX

25

26

27

28

29

[1]

NEW MOON

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[5]

FULL MOON

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


SATURN APRIL

LYRIDS

AT OPPOSITION ASTRONOMY DAY PT 1 APRIL 28

METEOR SHOWER

APRIL

APRIL 21-22

[1]

S 1

2

[3]

[2]

M

[6]

[5]

[4]

T 3

15

W 4

[7]

[8]

T 5

F 6

S 7

FULL [5] MOON 8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

NEW [1] MOON

SATURN AT OPPOSITION 22

23

24

25

26

27

LYRIDS

ASTRONOMY D AY PA R T 1

METEOR SHOWER

29

28

30

[1]

NEW MOON

[5]

FULL MOON

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


MAY

MAY 20

ANNUAL

SOLAR ECLIPSE

ETA AQUARIDS METEOR SHOWER M AY 5 - 6

[1]

S

[3]

[2]

M

T

1

[5]

[4]

[6]

W

2

[7]

[8]

T

F

3

4

S

5 ETA AQUARIDS

METEOR SHOWER 7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

28

29

30

31

6

FULL [5] MOON

NEW [1] MOON

27

ANNUAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

*

[1]

NEW MOON

[5]

FULL MOON

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


JUNE

TRANSIT OF

VENUS

JUNE ACROSS THE 5-6 SUN

JUNE

PARTIAL

20

LUNAR

SOLSTICE [1]

S

[3]

[2]

M

3

4 FULL [1] MOON

JUNE 4

[6]

[5]

[4]

T

ECLIPSE

W

[7]

[8]

T

F

S

1

2

5

6

7

8

9

PARTIAL LUNAR TRANSIT OF VENUS ACROSS THE SUN ECLIPSE

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

28

29

30

NEW [1] MOON 24

25

26

JUNE SOLSTICE 27

[1]

NEW MOON

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[5]

FULL MOON

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


SOUTHERN DELTA

AQUARIDS

METEOR SHOWER

JULY [1]

S 1

[2]

M 2

JULY 28-29

[3]

T 3

[6]

[5]

[4]

W

[7]

[8]

T

F

S

4

5

6

7

FULL [5] MOON 8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

27

28

NEW [1] MOON 22

23

24

25

26

SOUTHERN DELTA

AQUARIDS METEOR SHOWER 29

30

31

[1]

NEW MOON

[5]

FULL MOON

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


PERSEIDS

NEPTUNE AUGUST AT OPPOSITION 24

METEOR SHOWER AUGUST 12-13

AUGUST

CURIOSITY 6

AUGUST

ROVER AT MARS

[1]

S

5

[3]

[2]

M

6

[5]

[4]

T

[6]

[7]

W

[8]

T

1

2

7

8

14

15

F

S

3

4

9

10

11

16

17

18

FULL [5] MOON

CURIOSITY ROVER

AT MARS 12

13

NEW [1] MOON 19

20

21

22

23

24

25

NEPTUNE AT OPPOSITION 26

27

28

29

30

[1]

NEW MOON

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[5]

FULL MOON

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT

31

FULL [5] MOON


SEPTEMBER 22

URANUS AT

SEPTEMBER

29

OPPOSITION

SEPTEMBER EQUINOX

[1]

S

[3]

[2]

M

[4]

T

[6]

[5]

W

[7]

[8]

T

F

S 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

NEW [1] MOON 23

SEPTEMBER

EQUINOX

24

25

26

27

28

29

URANUS AT OPPOSITION 30

FULL MOON

[1]

NEW MOON

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[5]

FULL MOON

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT

[5]


ASTRONOMY DAY PT 2 APRIL 28

ORIONIDS METEOR SHOWER

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 21-22

[1]

S

[3]

[2]

M

T

[6]

[5]

[4]

W

[7]

[8]

T

F

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

23

24

25

26

27

NEW [1] MOON 21

ORIONIDS

28

ASTRONOMY D AY PA R T 2

22

METEOR SHOWER

29

30

FULL [5] MOON

31

[1]

NEW MOON

[5]

FULL MOON

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


NOVEMBER 13

PENUMBRAL LUNAR ECLIPSE NOVEMBER 28

SOLAR

NOVEMBER 27

CONJUNCTION OF VENUS & SATURN

ECLIPSE

NOVEMBER [1]

S

4

11

M

5

12

[3]

[2]

T

6

13

NEW [1] MOON

[6]

[5]

[4]

TOTAL

W

[7]

[8]

T

F

S

1

2

3

7

8

9

10

14

15

16

17

22

23

24

29

30

TOTAL

SOLAR ECLIPSE 18

19

20

21

25

26

27

28

CONJUNCTION OF VENUS & SATURN

FULL [5] MOON

PENUMBRAL

LUNAR ECLIPSE

[1]

NEW MOON

[5]

FULL MOON

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT


JUPITER AT OPPOSITION

DECEMBER

DECEMBER

3

DECEMBER

GEMINIDS

21

METEOR SHOWER

SOLSTICE

DECEMBER 13-14

[1]

S

[3]

[2]

M

T

[6]

[5]

[4]

W

[7]

[8]

T

F

S 1

JUPITER AT OPPOSITION 2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

NEW [1] MOON

GEMINIDS METEOR SHOWER 16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

FULL [5] MOON 30

31

[1]

NEW MOON

[3]

FIRST QUARTER

[5]

FULL MOON

[7]

LAST QUARTER

[2]

WAXING CRESCENT

[4]

WAXING GIBBOUS

[6]

WANING GIBBOUS

[8]

WANING CRESCENT

The Astronomical Year  

2012 Calendar of Celestial Events

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