Celestial Calendar
2011

Calendar Ephemeris Meteor Showers Eclipses Occultations

Monthly Calendar

Calendar courtesy of
NASA / Goddard Space Flight Sky Events Calendar - SKYCAL

January 2011.gif (67263 bytes)

Ephemeris

Ephemeris courtesy of
NASA / Goddard Space Flight Sky Events Calendar - SKYCAL

Date            UTC Event

Jan 01  Sa      Venus: 46.8 W
    01  Sa  18:07   Moon-Antares: 2.6 S
    02  Su  10:06   Moon South Dec.: 24.2 S
    02  Su  14:32   Moon-Mercury: 4 N
    03  Mo  12:48   Moon Ascending Node
    03  Mo  19:59   Perihelion: 0.9833 AU
    04  Tu  01:14   Quadrantid Shower: ZHR = 120
    04  Tu  08:52   Partial Solar Eclipse
    04  Tu  09:03   New Moon
    08  Sa  14:59   Venus Elongation: 47 W
    09  Su  13:59   Mercury Elongation: 23.3 W
    10  Mo  05:38   Moon Apogee: 405000 km
    12  We  11:31   First Quarter
    15  Sa  12:39   Moon-Pleiades: 1.3 N
    16  Su  22:51   Moon North Dec.: 24.2 N
    18  Tu  00:06   Moon Descending Node
    19  We  21:21   Full Moon
    22  Sa  00:10   Moon Perigee: 362800 km
    26  We  12:57   Last Quarter
    28  Fr  23:53   Moon-Antares: 2.7 S
    29  Sa  16:26   Moon South Dec.: 24.2 S
    30  Su  03:36   Moon-Venus: 3.7 N
    30  Su  18:29   Moon Ascending Node
Feb 01  Tu      Venus: 45.4 W
    03  Th  02:31   New Moon
    04  Fr  16:49   Mars Conjunction
    06  Su  23:13   Moon Apogee: 405900 km
    11  Fr  07:18   First Quarter
    11  Fr  21:32   Moon-Pleiades: 1.5 N
    13  Su  09:00   Moon North Dec.: 24.1 N
    14  Mo  08:14   Moon Descending Node
    17  Th  09:15   Neptune Conjunction
    18  Fr  08:36   Full Moon
    19  Sa  07:27   Moon Perigee: 358200 km
    22  Tu  01:02   Moon-Spica: 2.8 N
    24  Th  23:26   Last Quarter
    25  Fr  05:26   Moon-Antares: 2.9 S
    25  Fr  08:27   Mercury Superior Conj.
    25  Fr  22:13   Moon South Dec.: 24 S
    26  Sa  20:19   Moon Ascending Node
Mar 01  Tu  03:40   Moon-Venus: 1.7 S
    01  Tu      Venus: 41.3 W
    04  Fr  20:46   New Moon
    06  Su  07:50   Moon Apogee: 406600 km
    11  Fr  04:35   Moon-Pleiades: 1.8 N
    12  Sa  17:06   Moon North Dec.: 23.8 N
    12  Sa  23:45   First Quarter
    13  Su  11:55   Moon Descending Node
    15  Tu  20:16   Mercury-Jupiter: 2 N
    19  Sa  18:10   Full Moon
    19  Sa  19:09   Moon Perigee: 356600 km
    20  Su  23:21   Vernal Equinox
    21  Mo  11:00   Moon-Spica: 2.5 N
    21  Mo  11:54   Uranus Conjunction
    23  We  00:59   Mercury Elongation: 18.6 E
    25  Fr  05:02   Moon South Dec.: 23.7 S
    25  Fr  21:09   Moon Ascending Node
    26  Sa  12:07   Last Quarter
    31  Th  13:25   Moon-Venus: 6.6 S
Apr 01  Fr      Venus: 35.2 W
    02  Sa  09:00   Moon Apogee: 406700 km
    03  Su  14:32   New Moon
    03  Su  23:18   Saturn Opposition
    06  We  15:06   Jupiter Conjunction
    07  Th  10:19   Moon-Pleiades: 2.1 N
    08  Fr  22:55   Moon North Dec.: 23.6 N
    09  Sa  12:49   Moon Descending Node
    09  Sa  19:25   Mercury Inferior Conj.
    11  Mo  12:05   First Quarter
    17  Su  05:59   Moon Perigee: 358100 km
    17  Su  22:04   Moon-Spica: 2.5 N
    18  Mo  02:44   Full Moon
    19  Tu  18:12   Mercury-Mars: 0.6 N
    21  Th  13:40   Moon South Dec.: 23.5 S
    22  Fr  01:05   Moon Ascending Node
    22  Fr  22:44   Lyrid Shower: ZHR = 20
    25  Mo  02:47   Last Quarter
    29  Fr  18:02   Moon Apogee: 406000 km
May 01  Su  04:00   Mars-Jupiter: 0.4 N
    01  Su      Venus: 28.3 W
    03  Tu  06:51   New Moon
    05  Th  11:59   Eta Aquarid Shower: ZHR = 60
    06  Fr  03:54   Moon North Dec.: 23.4 N
    06  Fr  14:54   Moon Descending Node
    07  Sa  18:59   Mercury Elongation: 26.6 W
    08  Su  05:07   Mercury-Venus: 1.4 N
    10  Tu  20:33   First Quarter
    11  We  14:34   Venus-Jupiter: 0.6 N
    11  We  20:03   Mercury-Jupiter: 2.1 N
    15  Su  08:08   Moon-Spica: 2.6 N
    15  Su  11:18   Moon Perigee: 362100 km
    17  Tu  11:09   Full Moon
    18  We  06:51   Mercury-Venus: 1.4 N
    18  We  23:26   Moon South Dec.: 23.4 S
    19  Th  09:03   Moon Ascending Node
    21  Sa  08:05   Mercury-Mars: 2.1 N
    23  Mo  09:08   Venus-Mars: 1 N
    24  Tu  18:52   Last Quarter
    27  Fr  09:58   Moon Apogee: 405000 km
    30  Mo  20:04   Moon-Mars: 4.2 S
    31  Tu  04:00   Moon-Venus: 4.8 S
Jun 01  We      Venus: 20.6 W
    01  We  21:03   New Moon
    01  We  21:17   Partial Solar Eclipse
    02  Th  09:54   Moon North Dec.: 23.4 N
    02  Th  20:21   Moon Descending Node
    09  Th  02:11   First Quarter
    09  Th  14:52   Venus-Pleiades: 5.1 S
    11  Sa  15:57   Moon-Spica: 2.7 N
    12  Su  01:42   Moon Perigee: 367200 km
    12  Su  23:30   Mercury Superior Conj.
    15  We  08:52   Moon South Dec.: 23.4 S
    15  We  18:35   Moon Ascending Node
    15  We  20:13   Total Lunar Eclipse
    15  We  20:13   Full Moon
    17  Fr  12:15   Venus-Aldebaran: 4.7 N
    21  Tu  01:27   Mars-Pleiades: 4.3 S
    21  Tu  17:16   Summer Solstice
    23  Th  11:48   Last Quarter
    24  Fr  04:13   Moon Apogee: 404300 km
    28  Tu  06:52   Moon-Pleiades: 2.1 N
    28  Tu  07:40   Mercury-Pollux: 4.8 S
    28  Tu  18:59   Moon-Mars: 1.9 S
    29  We  17:46   Moon North Dec.: 23.4 N
    30  Th  04:14   Moon Descending Node
Jul 01  Fr  08:39   Partial Solar Eclipse
    01  Fr  08:54   New Moon
    01  Fr      Venus: 12.6 W
    04  Mo  10:59   Aphelion: 1.0167 AU
    04  Mo  19:15   Mars-Aldebaran: 5.4 N
    06  We  17:32   Mercury-Beehive: 0.2 S
    07  Th  14:04   Moon Perigee: 369600 km
    08  Fr  06:29   First Quarter
    08  Fr  21:44   Moon-Spica: 2.6 N
    12  Tu  16:51   Moon South Dec.: 23.4 S
    13  We  02:27   Moon Ascending Node
    15  Fr  06:39   Full Moon
    20  We  04:59   Mercury Elongation: 26.8 E
    21  Th  22:46   Moon Apogee: 404400 km
    23  Sa  05:02   Last Quarter
    25  Mo  15:28   Moon-Pleiades: 2.2 N
    26  Tu  12:46   Mercury-Regulus: 2.8 S
    27  We  03:02   Moon North Dec.: 23.3 N
    27  We  12:03   Moon Descending Node
    27  We  16:52   Moon-Mars: 0.5 N
    28  Th  13:47   Delta Aquarid Shower: ZHR = 20
    30  Sa  18:40   New Moon
Aug 01  Mo  11:20   Moon-Mercury: 1.5 N
    01  Mo      Venus: 4.2 W
    02  Tu  20:59   Moon Perigee: 365800 km
    05  Fr  03:08   Moon-Spica: 2.5 N
    06  Sa  11:08   First Quarter
    08  Mo  23:15   Moon South Dec.: 23.3 S
    09  Tu  06:35   Moon Ascending Node
    13  Sa  05:41   Perseid Shower: ZHR = 90
    13  Sa  18:57   Full Moon
    16  Tu  11:41   Venus Superior Conj.
    17  We  00:56   Mercury Inferior Conj.
    18  Th  16:23   Moon Apogee: 405200 km
    21  Su  21:55   Last Quarter
    21  Su  23:40   Moon-Pleiades: 2.5 N
    22  Mo  21:46   Neptune Opposition
    23  Tu  12:17   Moon North Dec.: 23.1 N
    23  Tu  17:23   Moon Descending Node
    25  Th  13:36   Moon-Mars: 2.8 N
    29  Mo  03:04   New Moon
    30  Tu  17:35   Moon Perigee: 360900 km
Sep 01  Th  10:06   Moon-Spica: 2.2 N
    01  Th      Venus: 4.6 E
    03  Sa  05:59   Mercury Elongation: 18.1 W
    04  Su  17:39   First Quarter
    05  Mo  05:01   Moon South Dec.: 23 S
    05  Mo  07:36   Moon Ascending Node
    08  Th  08:45   Mars-Pollux: 5.9 S
    09  Fr  02:18   Mercury-Regulus: 0.7 N
    12  Mo  09:27   Full Moon
    15  Th  06:23   Moon Apogee: 406100 km
    18  Su  06:46   Moon-Pleiades: 2.8 N
    19  Mo  19:38   Moon Descending Node
    19  Mo  20:05   Moon North Dec.: 22.9 N
    20  Tu  13:39   Last Quarter
    23  Fr  08:23   Moon-Mars: 4.9 N
    23  Fr  09:05   Autumnal Equinox
    25  Su  23:41   Uranus Opposition
    27  Tu  11:09   New Moon
    28  We  01:01   Moon Perigee: 357600 km
    28  We  20:07   Mercury Superior Conj.
Oct 01  Sa  00:53   Mars-Beehive: 0.4 S
    01  Sa      Venus: 12.4 E
    02  Su  09:09   Moon Ascending Node
    02  Su  11:38   Moon South Dec.: 22.8 S
    04  Tu  03:15   First Quarter
    12  We  02:06   Full Moon
    12  We  11:43   Moon Apogee: 406400 km
    13  Th  20:43   Saturn Conjunction
    15  Sa  12:49   Moon-Pleiades: 3 N
    16  Su  21:01   Moon Descending Node
    17  Mo  02:06   Moon North Dec.: 22.7 N
    20  Th  03:31   Last Quarter
    21  Fr  21:59   Orionid Shower: ZHR = 20
    26  We  12:26   Moon Perigee: 357100 km
    26  We  19:56   New Moon
    28  Fr  05:11   Moon-Venus: 1.8 N
    29  Sa  01:19   Jupiter Opposition
    29  Sa  14:59   Moon Ascending Node
    29  Sa  20:17   Moon South Dec.: 22.6 S
Nov 01  Tu      Venus: 20.2 E
    02  We  01:24   Mercury-Venus: 2 N
    02  We  16:38   First Quarter
    05  Sa  22:27   South Taurid Shower: ZHR = 10
    08  Tu  13:20   Moon Apogee: 406200 km
    10  Th  07:51   Venus-Antares: 3.9 N
    10  Th  08:30   Mercury-Antares: 1.9 N
    10  Th  18:21   Mars-Regulus: 1.3 N
    10  Th  20:16   Full Moon
    11  Fr  11:27   Saturn-Spica: 4.3 N
    11  Fr  18:43   Moon-Pleiades: 3.1 N
    12  Sa  21:43   North Taurid Shower: ZHR = 15
    13  Su  00:35   Moon Descending Node
    13  Su  07:23   Moon North Dec.: 22.6 N
    13  Su  07:49   Mercury-Venus: 2 N
    14  Mo  08:59   Mercury Elongation: 22.7 E
    18  Fr  04:01   Leonid Shower: ZHR = 15
    18  Fr  15:09   Last Quarter
    22  Tu  17:21   Moon-Spica: 2.1 N
    23  We  23:24   Moon Perigee: 359700 km
    25  Fr  06:10   New Moon
    25  Fr  06:22   Partial Solar Eclipse
    26  Sa  01:02   Moon Ascending Node
    26  Sa  06:47   Moon South Dec.: 22.6 S
    27  Su  04:29   Moon-Venus: 2.8 S
Dec 01  Th      Venus: 27.3 E
    02  Fr  09:52   First Quarter
    04  Su  08:45   Mercury Inferior Conj.
    06  Tu  01:13   Moon Apogee: 405400 km
    09  Fr  01:26   Moon-Pleiades: 3.1 N
    10  Sa  07:04   Moon Descending Node
    10  Sa  13:37   Moon North Dec.: 22.6 N
    10  Sa  14:33   Total Lunar Eclipse
    10  Sa  14:37   Full Moon
    14  We  17:11   Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120
    18  Su  00:48   Last Quarter
    20  Tu  01:37   Moon-Spica: 2.1 N
    22  Th  02:56   Moon Perigee: 364800 km
    22  Th  05:30   Winter Solstice
    23  Fr  02:00   Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10
    23  Fr  02:59   Mercury Elongation: 21.8 W
    23  Fr  03:50   Moon-Mercury: 2.6 N
    23  Fr  11:36   Moon Ascending Node
    23  Fr  17:25   Moon South Dec.: 22.6 S
    24  Sa  10:36   Mercury-Antares: 6.6 N
    24  Sa  18:06   New Moon
    27  Tu  10:52   Moon-Venus: 6.7 S
       


Meteor Showers

Meteor shower information courtesy of
IMO 2011 Calendar

 

Shower Name Active Dates Peak ZHR
Quadrantids (QUA) Dec 28 - Jan 12 Jan 04 120
a-Centaurids (ACE) Jan 28 - Feb 21 Feb 08 6
?-Normids (GNO) Feb 25 - Mar 22 Mar 15 6
Lyrids (LYR) Apr 16 - Apr 25 Apr 22 18
p-Puppids (PPU) Apr 15 - Apr 28 Apr 24 Var
?-Aquariids (ETA) Apr 19 - May 28 May 06 70*
?-Lyrids (ELY) May 03 - May 14 May 09 3
June Bootids (JBO) Jun 22 - Jul 02 Jun 27 Var
Piscis Austrinids (PAU) Jul 15 - Aug 10 Jul 28 5
South. d-Aquariids (SDA) Jul 12 - Aug 23 Jul 30 16
a-Capricornids (CAP) Jul 03 - Aug 15 Jul 30 5
Perseids (PER)* Jul 17 - Aug 24 Aug 13 100
?-Cygnids (KCG) Aug 03 - Aug 25 Aug 18 3
a-Aurigids (AUR) Aug 28 - Sep 10 Sep 01 6
September e-Perseids (SPE) Sep 05 - Sep 21 Sep 10 5
d-Aurigids (DAU) Oct 10 - Oct 18 Oct 12 2
Draconids (DRA) Oct 06 - Oct 10 Oct 08 Var
Southern Taurids (STA) Sep 10 - Nov 20 Oct 10 5
e-Geminids (EGE) Oct 14 - Oct 27 Oct 18 3
Orionids (ORI) Oct 02 - Nov 07 Oct 21 25*
Leo Minorids (LMI) Oct 19 - Oct 27 Oct 24 2
Northern Taurids (NTA) Oct 20 - Dec 10 Nov 12 5
Leonids (LEO) Nov 06 - Nov 30 Nov 18 20+*
a-Monocerotids (AMO) Nov 15 - Nov 25 Nov 22 Var
Phoenicids (PHO) Nov 28 - Dec 09 Dec 06 Var
Puppid-Velids (PUP) Dec 01 - Dec 15 (Dec 07) 10
Monocerotids (MON) Nov 27 - Dec 17 Dec 09 2
s-Hydrids (HYD) Dec 03 - Dec 15 Dec 12 3
Geminids (GEM) Dec 07 - Dec 17 Dec 14 120
Dec. Leonis Minorids (DLM) Dec 05 - Feb 04 Dec 20 5
Comae Berenicids (COM) Dec 12 - Dec 23 Dec 16 3
Ursids (URS) Dec 17 - Dec 26 Dec 23 10
*May have additional peaks


Eclipses

NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center Eclipse Page

January 4 June 1 June 15 July 1 November 25 December 10
Partial Solar Partial Solar Total Lunar Partial Solar Partial Solar Total Lunar


Lunar Occultations

International Occultations Timing Association

Occultations of Bright Stars by the Moon

Robert Sandy's (IOTA) Occultation Predictions Page
 

Occultations of Asteroids by the Moon

Stefe Preston's Asteroids Occultation Page
 

Occultations of The Pleiades (M45) by the Moon

IOTA Pleiades Occultation Page

 

AmSky