2014 Calendar of Astronomical Events




    


2014 Phases of the Moon

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

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

Eastern 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     EST   Event
        (h:m)

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

Feb 01  02:07  Mercury 4.1°S of Moon
    02  15:27  Mars 4.4°N of Spica
    03  19     Mercury at Perihelion 
    05  07:41  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  14:22  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  09:41  Aldebaran 2.3°S of Moon
    11  01:10  Jupiter 5.0°N of Moon
    12  00:09  Moon at Apogee: 406232 km
    14  18:53  FULL MOON 
    15  05:40  Regulus 5.1°N of Moon
    15  15     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    19  09:54  Spica 1.6°S of Moon
    19  18:59  Mars 3.1°N of Moon
    19  22:28  Moon at Ascending Node 
    21  17:39  Saturn 0.3°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  12:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  12     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    26  00:23  Venus 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    27  14:52  Moon at Perigee: 360439 km
    27  16:24  Mercury 2.9°S of Moon

Mar 01  03:00  NEW MOON 
    04  12:45  Moon at Descending Node 
    07  17:07  Aldebaran 2.1°S of Moon
    08  08:27  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  06:20  Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon
    11  14:46  Moon at Apogee: 405367 km
    14  01     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.6°W
    14  12:33  Regulus 5.1°N of Moon
    16  12:09  FULL MOON 
    18  15:38  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    18  22:14  Mars 3.2°N of Moon
    19  01:30  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  18     Mercury at Aphelion 
    20  11:57  Vernal Equinox 
    20  22:40  Saturn 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  16     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    23  20:46  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    26  10:10  Mars 4.6°N of Spica
    27  04:52  Venus 3.6°S of Moon
    27  13:30  Moon at Perigee: 365706 km
    30  13:45  NEW MOON 
    31  21:30  Moon at Descending Node 

Apr 02  02     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    04  01:52  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    06  17:25  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    07  03:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  09:52  Moon at Apogee: 404503 km
    08  15     Mars at Opposition 
    10  20:26  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    14  13:24  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    14  22:57  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    15  02:42  FULL MOON 
    15  02:47  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.296
    15  08:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    17  02:42  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  02:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    22  12     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    22  19:27  Moon at Perigee: 369765 km
    25  18:16  Venus 4.4°S of Moon
    25  22     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    28  06:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    29  01:04  Non-Central Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.982
    29  01:14  NEW MOON 

May 01  10:51  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    02  18     Mercury at Perihelion 
    04  09:02  Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon
    05  01     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    06  05:22  Moon at Apogee: 404319 km
    06  22:15  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  04:43  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    10  13     Saturn at Opposition 
    11  08:32  Mars 3.0°N of Moon
    12  07:47  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    12  17:06  Moon at Ascending Node 
    14  07:41  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    14  14:16  FULL MOON 
    16  07     Venus at Aphelion 
    18  06:58  Moon at Perigee: 367099 km
    21  07:59  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    25  02     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 22.7°E
    25  10:43  Venus 2.3°S of Moon
    25  12:56  Moon at Descending Node 
    28  13:40  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  03:07  Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon
    02  23:25  Moon at Apogee: 404956 km
    04  12:35  Regulus 5.0°N of Moon
    05  15:39  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  19:44  Mars 1.6°N of Moon
    08  17:05  Spica 1.8°S of Moon
    09  00:36  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  14:11  Saturn 0.6°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  23:11  FULL MOON 
    14  22:34  Moon at Perigee: 362062 km
    15  06:57  Jupiter 6.3°S of Pollux
    19  13:39  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  18     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  05:52  Summer Solstice 
    21  15:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  08:00  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    24  07:54  Venus 1.3°N of Moon
    25  01:22  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    27  03:09  NEW MOON 
    30  14:09  Moon at Apogee: 405932 km

Date     EST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  10:08  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran
    01  19:30  Regulus 4.8°N of Moon
    03  17:59  Earth at Aphelion: 1.01668 
    05  06:59  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  20:21  Mars 0.2°S of Moon: Occn.
    06  01:32  Spica 2.0°S of Moon
    06  04:50  Moon at Ascending Node 
    07  21:48  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  06:25  FULL MOON 
    12  13     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.9°W
    13  03:27  Moon at Perigee: 358259 km
    13  13:39  Mars 1.2°N of Spica
    16  14     Mercury 6.2° of Venus
    18  16:21  Moon at Descending Node 
    18  21:08  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    22  06:56  Aldebaran 1.8°S of Moon
    24  13:16  Venus 4.4°N of Moon
    24  15     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    26  17:42  NEW MOON 
    27  22:27  Moon at Apogee: 406570 km
    28  03     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    29  01:36  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    29  17     Mercury at Perihelion 

Aug 02  06:26  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  08:27  Spica 2.3°S of Moon
    03  05:02  Mars 2.2°S of Moon
    03  19:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  05:54  Saturn 0.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    06  17:29  Venus 6.5°S of Pollux
    08  11     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    10  12:43  Moon at Perigee: 356897 km
    10  13:09  FULL MOON 
    12  19     Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  19:18  Moon at Descending Node 
    17  07:26  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  00:05  Venus 0.9°S of Beehive
    18  01:48  Jupiter 1.1°S of Beehive
    18  12:46  Aldebaran 1.6°S of Moon
    24  01:09  Moon at Apogee: 406523 km
    25  09:13  NEW MOON 
    27  00:33  Mercury 3.4°N of Moon
    29  08     Neptune at Opposition 
    29  08:14  Moon at Ascending Node 
    29  14:08  Spica 2.5°S of Moon
    31  14:21  Saturn 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    31  18:43  Mars 4.1°S of Moon

Sep 02  06:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  15     Venus at Perihelion 
    07  22:29  Moon at Perigee: 358388 km
    08  20:38  FULL MOON 
    11  02:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    11  17     Mercury at Aphelion 
    14  20:01  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    15  21:05  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    20  05:39  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    20  08:56  Mercury 0.5°S of Spica
    20  09:22  Moon at Apogee: 405846 km
    21  13:52  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    21  17     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.4°E
    22  21:30  Autumnal Equinox 
    24  01:14  NEW MOON 
    25  12:41  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  19:48  Spica 2.6°S of Moon
    26  04:32  Mercury 4.2°S of Moon
    27  23:46  Saturn 0.8°S of Moon: Occn.
    28  01:26  Mars 3.0°N of Antares
    29  12:01  Mars 5.6°S of Moon

Oct 01  14:33  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    06  04:41  Moon at Perigee: 362481 km
    07  15     Uranus at Opposition 
    08  05:51  FULL MOON 
    08  05:55  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.162
    08  12:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    12  04:58  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    15  14:12  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  16     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    17  22:25  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    18  01:05  Moon at Apogee: 404898 km
    18  21:08  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    21  11     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  19:46  Moon at Ascending Node 
    23  16:45  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.811
    23  16:57  NEW MOON 
    25  02     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  11:04  Saturn 1.0°S of Moon: Occn.
    25  16     Mercury at Perihelion 
    30  21:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Nov 01  07     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.7°W
    02  19:21  Moon at Perigee: 367871 km
    04  07:10  Mercury 3.9°N of Spica
    04  22:13  Moon at Descending Node 
    05  12     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    06  17:23  FULL MOON 
    08  14:41  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    12  11     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    14  10:16  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    14  12:39  Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon
    14  20:56  Moon at Apogee: 404338 km
    15  05:05  Regulus 4.6°N of Moon
    17  17     Leonid Meteor Shower
    18  03     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    19  03:18  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  11:01  Spica 2.6°S of Moon
    22  07:32  NEW MOON 
    27  18:11  Moon at Perigee: 369825 km
    29  05:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 02  03:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    05  23:35  Aldebaran 1.5°S of Moon
    06  07:27  FULL MOON 
    08  05     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    08  14:29  Jupiter 2.7°N of Regulus
    11  22:36  Jupiter 5.1°N of Moon
    12  07     Mars at Perihelion 
    12  13:06  Regulus 4.4°N of Moon
    12  18:02  Moon at Apogee: 404584 km
    14  07     Geminid Meteor Shower
    14  07:51  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  08:27  Moon at Ascending Node 
    16  20:05  Spica 2.8°S of Moon
    19  15:55  Saturn 1.6°S of Moon
    21  18:03  Winter Solstice 
    21  20:36  NEW MOON 
    22  15     Ursid Meteor Shower
    24  11:43  Moon at Perigee: 364791 km
    25  02:32  Mars 5.7°S of Moon
    28  13:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    29  04:27  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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