2014 Calendar of Astronomical Events



2014 Phases of the Moon

Atlantic Standard Time

The following table gives the date and time of the Moon's phases for the year. If Daylight Saving Time is in effect, add one hour to the times listed.

2014 Phases of the Moon
Atlantic Standard Time
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 1 07:14 Jan 7 23:39 Jan 16 00:52 Jan 24 01:19
Jan 30 17:39 Feb 6 15:22 Feb 14 19:53 Feb 22 13:15
Mar 1 04:00 Mar 8 09:27 Mar 16 13:09 Mar 23 21:46
Mar 30 14:45 Apr 7 04:31 Apr 15 03:42 t Apr 22 03:52
Apr 29 02:14 A May 6 23:15 May 14 15:16 May 21 08:59
May 28 14:40 Jun 5 16:39 Jun 13 00:11 Jun 19 14:39
Jun 27 04:09 Jul 5 07:59 Jul 12 07:25 Jul 18 22:08
Jul 26 18:42 Aug 3 20:50 Aug 10 14:09 Aug 17 08:26
Aug 25 10:13 Sep 2 07:11 Sep 8 21:38 Sep 15 22:05
Sep 24 02:14 Oct 1 15:33 Oct 8 06:51 t Oct 15 15:12
Oct 23 17:57 P Oct 30 22:48 Nov 6 18:23 Nov 14 11:16
Nov 22 08:32 Nov 29 06:06 Dec 6 08:27 Dec 14 08:51
Dec 21 21:36 Dec 28 14:31 --

An eclipse of the Sun can only occur at New Moon (see: Solar Eclipses for Beginners), while an eclipse of the Moon can only occur at Full Moon (see: Lunar Eclipses for Beginners). In any calendar year there are a minimum of two solar and two lunar eclipses.

If an eclipse of the Sun or Moon takes place on a given date, it is noted by a character next to the date in the table above. Solar eclipses are indicated as: T=Total, A=Annular, H=Hybrid and P=Partial. Lunar eclipses are indicated as: t=Total, p=Partial, and n=Penumbral.

Phases of the Moon Photo Gallery is an image collection showing the Moon's phases over a complete synodic month.



2014 Calendar of Astronomical Events

Atlantic Standard Time

The following table gives the date and time of the important astronomical events for the year. If Daylight Saving Time is in effect, add one hour to the times listed. A key to astronomical terms appears below the calendar.

2014 Calendar of Astronomical Events
January - June July - December
Date     AST   Event
        (h:m)

Jan 01  07:14  NEW MOON 
    01  17:00  Moon at Perigee: 356922 km
    02  20     Mars at Aphelion 
    03  16     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    04  01:59  Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 
    05  16     Jupiter at Opposition 
    07  23:39  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  07:26  Moon at Descending Node 
    11  08     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    12  04:36  Aldebaran 2.6°S of Moon
    15  02:00  Jupiter 4.9°N of Moon
    15  21:53  Moon at Apogee: 406537 km
    16  00:52  FULL MOON 
    19  00:43  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    23  02:29  Mars 3.7°N of Moon
    23  05:22  Spica 1.3°S of Moon
    23  22:55  Moon at Ascending Node 
    24  00     Venus at Perihelion 
    24  01:19  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    25  10:18  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  22:36  Venus 2.2°N of Moon
    30  05:58  Moon at Perigee: 357080 km
    30  17:39  NEW MOON 
    31  06     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.4°E

Feb 01  03:07  Mercury 4.1°S of Moon
    02  16:27  Mars 4.4°N of Spica
    03  20     Mercury at Perihelion 
    05  08:41  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  15:22  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  10:41  Aldebaran 2.3°S of Moon
    11  02:10  Jupiter 5.0°N of Moon
    12  01:09  Moon at Apogee: 406232 km
    14  19:53  FULL MOON 
    15  06:40  Regulus 5.1°N of Moon
    15  16     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    19  10:54  Spica 1.6°S of Moon
    19  19:59  Mars 3.1°N of Moon
    19  23:28  Moon at Ascending Node 
    21  18:39  Saturn 0.3°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  13:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  13     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    26  01:23  Venus 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    27  15:52  Moon at Perigee: 360439 km
    27  17:24  Mercury 2.9°S of Moon

Mar 01  04:00  NEW MOON 
    04  13:45  Moon at Descending Node 
    07  18:07  Aldebaran 2.1°S of Moon
    08  09:27  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  07:20  Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon
    11  15:46  Moon at Apogee: 405367 km
    14  02     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.6°W
    14  13:33  Regulus 5.1°N of Moon
    16  13:09  FULL MOON 
    18  16:38  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    18  23:14  Mars 3.2°N of Moon
    19  02:30  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  19     Mercury at Aphelion 
    20  12:57  Vernal Equinox 
    20  23:40  Saturn 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  17     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    23  21:46  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    26  11:10  Mars 4.6°N of Spica
    27  05:52  Venus 3.6°S of Moon
    27  14:30  Moon at Perigee: 365706 km
    30  14:45  NEW MOON 
    31  22:30  Moon at Descending Node 

Apr 02  03     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    04  02:52  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    06  18:25  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    07  04:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  10:52  Moon at Apogee: 404503 km
    08  16     Mars at Opposition 
    10  21:26  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    14  14:24  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    14  23:57  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    15  03:42  FULL MOON 
    15  03:47  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.296
    15  09:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    17  03:42  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  03:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    22  13     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    22  20:27  Moon at Perigee: 369765 km
    25  19:16  Venus 4.4°S of Moon
    25  23     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    28  07:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    29  02:04  Non-Central Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.982
    29  02:14  NEW MOON 

May 01  11:51  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    02  19     Mercury at Perihelion 
    04  10:02  Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon
    05  02     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    06  06:22  Moon at Apogee: 404319 km
    06  23:15  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  05:43  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    10  14     Saturn at Opposition 
    11  09:32  Mars 3.0°N of Moon
    12  08:47  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    12  18:06  Moon at Ascending Node 
    14  08:41  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    14  15:16  FULL MOON 
    16  08     Venus at Aphelion 
    18  07:58  Moon at Perigee: 367099 km
    21  08:59  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    25  03     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 22.7°E
    25  11:43  Venus 2.3°S of Moon
    25  13:56  Moon at Descending Node 
    28  14:40  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  04:07  Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon
    03  00:25  Moon at Apogee: 404956 km
    04  13:35  Regulus 5.0°N of Moon
    05  16:39  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  20:44  Mars 1.6°N of Moon
    08  18:05  Spica 1.8°S of Moon
    09  01:36  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  15:11  Saturn 0.6°N of Moon: Occn.
    13  00:11  FULL MOON 
    14  23:34  Moon at Perigee: 362062 km
    15  07:57  Jupiter 6.3°S of Pollux
    19  14:39  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  19     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  06:52  Summer Solstice 
    21  16:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  09:00  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    24  08:54  Venus 1.3°N of Moon
    25  02:22  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    27  04:09  NEW MOON 
    30  15:09  Moon at Apogee: 405932 km

Date     AST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  11:08  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran
    01  20:30  Regulus 4.8°N of Moon
    03  18:59  Earth at Aphelion: 1.01668 
    05  07:59  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  21:21  Mars 0.2°S of Moon: Occn.
    06  02:32  Spica 2.0°S of Moon
    06  05:50  Moon at Ascending Node 
    07  22:48  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  07:25  FULL MOON 
    12  14     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.9°W
    13  04:27  Moon at Perigee: 358259 km
    13  14:39  Mars 1.2°N of Spica
    16  15     Mercury 6.2° of Venus
    18  17:21  Moon at Descending Node 
    18  22:08  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    22  07:56  Aldebaran 1.8°S of Moon
    24  14:16  Venus 4.4°N of Moon
    24  16     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    26  18:42  NEW MOON 
    27  23:27  Moon at Apogee: 406570 km
    28  04     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    29  02:36  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    29  18     Mercury at Perihelion 

Aug 02  07:26  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  09:27  Spica 2.3°S of Moon
    03  06:02  Mars 2.2°S of Moon
    03  20:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  06:54  Saturn 0.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    06  18:29  Venus 6.5°S of Pollux
    08  12     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    10  13:43  Moon at Perigee: 356897 km
    10  14:09  FULL MOON 
    12  20     Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  20:18  Moon at Descending Node 
    17  08:26  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  01:05  Venus 0.9°S of Beehive
    18  02:48  Jupiter 1.1°S of Beehive
    18  13:46  Aldebaran 1.6°S of Moon
    24  02:09  Moon at Apogee: 406523 km
    25  10:13  NEW MOON 
    27  01:33  Mercury 3.4°N of Moon
    29  09     Neptune at Opposition 
    29  09:14  Moon at Ascending Node 
    29  15:08  Spica 2.5°S of Moon
    31  15:21  Saturn 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    31  19:43  Mars 4.1°S of Moon

Sep 02  07:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  16     Venus at Perihelion 
    07  23:29  Moon at Perigee: 358388 km
    08  21:38  FULL MOON 
    11  03:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    11  18     Mercury at Aphelion 
    14  21:01  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    15  22:05  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    20  06:39  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    20  09:56  Mercury 0.5°S of Spica
    20  10:22  Moon at Apogee: 405846 km
    21  14:52  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    21  18     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.4°E
    22  22:30  Autumnal Equinox 
    24  02:14  NEW MOON 
    25  13:41  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  20:48  Spica 2.6°S of Moon
    26  05:32  Mercury 4.2°S of Moon
    28  00:46  Saturn 0.8°S of Moon: Occn.
    28  02:26  Mars 3.0°N of Antares
    29  13:01  Mars 5.6°S of Moon

Oct 01  15:33  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    06  05:41  Moon at Perigee: 362481 km
    07  16     Uranus at Opposition 
    08  06:51  FULL MOON 
    08  06:55  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.162
    08  13:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    12  05:58  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    15  15:12  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  17     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    17  23:25  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    18  02:05  Moon at Apogee: 404898 km
    18  22:08  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    21  12     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  20:46  Moon at Ascending Node 
    23  17:45  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.811
    23  17:57  NEW MOON 
    25  03     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  12:04  Saturn 1.0°S of Moon: Occn.
    25  17     Mercury at Perihelion 
    30  22:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Nov 01  08     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.7°W
    02  20:21  Moon at Perigee: 367871 km
    04  08:10  Mercury 3.9°N of Spica
    04  23:13  Moon at Descending Node 
    05  13     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    06  18:23  FULL MOON 
    08  15:41  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    12  12     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    14  11:16  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    14  13:39  Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon
    14  21:56  Moon at Apogee: 404338 km
    15  06:05  Regulus 4.6°N of Moon
    17  18     Leonid Meteor Shower
    18  04     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    19  04:18  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  12:01  Spica 2.6°S of Moon
    22  08:32  NEW MOON 
    27  19:11  Moon at Perigee: 369825 km
    29  06:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 02  04:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  00:35  Aldebaran 1.5°S of Moon
    06  08:27  FULL MOON 
    08  06     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    08  15:29  Jupiter 2.7°N of Regulus
    11  23:36  Jupiter 5.1°N of Moon
    12  08     Mars at Perihelion 
    12  14:06  Regulus 4.4°N of Moon
    12  19:02  Moon at Apogee: 404584 km
    14  08     Geminid Meteor Shower
    14  08:51  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  09:27  Moon at Ascending Node 
    16  21:05  Spica 2.8°S of Moon
    19  16:55  Saturn 1.6°S of Moon
    21  19:03  Winter Solstice 
    21  21:36  NEW MOON 
    22  16     Ursid Meteor Shower
    24  12:43  Moon at Perigee: 364791 km
    25  03:32  Mars 5.7°S of Moon
    28  14:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    29  05:27  Moon at Descending Node 

Astronomical Definitions

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



Calendars for Other Years and Time Zones

The table below contains links to astronomical events calendars for a range of years and Time Zones. Abbreviations for the time zones are: GMT = Greenwich Mean Time, AST = Atlantic Standard Time, EST = Eastern Standard Time, CST = Central Standard Time, MST = Mountain Standard Time, PST = Pacific Standard Time, AKST = Alaskan Standard Time, and HST = Hawaiian Standard Time.

Calendar of Astronomical Events
GMT 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
AST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
EST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
CST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
MST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
PST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
AKST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
HST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025

For years or time zones not covered above, please visit SKYCAL the astronomical events calendar generator.

Acknowledgements

All calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Algorithms used in predicting the phases of the Moon, eclipses and other sky phenomena are based on Astronomical Algorithms by Jean Meeus (Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, 1998).

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by the acknowledgment:


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