2014 Calendar of Astronomical Events



2014 Phases of the Moon

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

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

Pacific 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     PST   Event
        (h:m)

Jan 01  03:14  NEW MOON 
    01  13:00  Moon at Perigee: 356922 km
    02  16     Mars at Aphelion 
    03  12     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    03  21:59  Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 
    05  12     Jupiter at Opposition 
    07  19:39  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  03:26  Moon at Descending Node 
    11  04     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    12  00:36  Aldebaran 2.6°S of Moon
    14  22:00  Jupiter 4.9°N of Moon
    15  17:53  Moon at Apogee: 406537 km
    15  20:52  FULL MOON 
    18  20:43  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    22  22:29  Mars 3.7°N of Moon
    23  01:22  Spica 1.3°S of Moon
    23  18:55  Moon at Ascending Node 
    23  20     Venus at Perihelion 
    23  21:19  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    25  06:18  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  18:36  Venus 2.2°N of Moon
    30  01:58  Moon at Perigee: 357080 km
    30  13:39  NEW MOON 
    31  02     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.4°E
    31  23:07  Mercury 4.1°S of Moon

Feb 02  12:27  Mars 4.4°N of Spica
    03  16     Mercury at Perihelion 
    05  04:41  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  11:22  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  06:41  Aldebaran 2.3°S of Moon
    10  22:10  Jupiter 5.0°N of Moon
    11  21:09  Moon at Apogee: 406232 km
    14  15:53  FULL MOON 
    15  02:40  Regulus 5.1°N of Moon
    15  12     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    19  06:54  Spica 1.6°S of Moon
    19  15:59  Mars 3.1°N of Moon
    19  19:28  Moon at Ascending Node 
    21  14:39  Saturn 0.3°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  09:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  09     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    25  21:23  Venus 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    27  11:52  Moon at Perigee: 360439 km
    27  13:24  Mercury 2.9°S of Moon

Mar 01  00:00  NEW MOON 
    04  09:45  Moon at Descending Node 
    07  14:07  Aldebaran 2.1°S of Moon
    08  05:27  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  03:20  Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon
    11  11:46  Moon at Apogee: 405367 km
    13  22     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.6°W
    14  09:33  Regulus 5.1°N of Moon
    16  09:09  FULL MOON 
    18  12:38  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    18  19:14  Mars 3.2°N of Moon
    18  22:30  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  15     Mercury at Aphelion 
    20  08:57  Vernal Equinox 
    20  19:40  Saturn 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  13     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    23  17:46  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    26  07:10  Mars 4.6°N of Spica
    27  01:52  Venus 3.6°S of Moon
    27  10:30  Moon at Perigee: 365706 km
    30  10:45  NEW MOON 
    31  18:30  Moon at Descending Node 

Apr 01  23     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    03  22:52  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    06  14:25  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    07  00:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  06:52  Moon at Apogee: 404503 km
    08  12     Mars at Opposition 
    10  17:26  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    14  10:24  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    14  19:57  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    14  23:42  FULL MOON 
    14  23:47  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.296
    15  05:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    16  23:42  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    21  23:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    22  09     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    22  16:27  Moon at Perigee: 369765 km
    25  15:16  Venus 4.4°S of Moon
    25  19     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    28  03:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    28  22:04  Non-Central Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.982
    28  22:14  NEW MOON 

May 01  07:51  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    02  15     Mercury at Perihelion 
    04  06:02  Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon
    04  22     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    06  02:22  Moon at Apogee: 404319 km
    06  19:15  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  01:43  Regulus 5.2°N of Moon
    10  10     Saturn at Opposition 
    11  05:32  Mars 3.0°N of Moon
    12  04:47  Spica 1.7°S of Moon
    12  14:06  Moon at Ascending Node 
    14  04:41  Saturn 0.5°N of Moon: Occn.
    14  11:16  FULL MOON 
    16  04     Venus at Aphelion 
    18  03:58  Moon at Perigee: 367099 km
    21  04:59  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  23     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 22.7°E
    25  07:43  Venus 2.3°S of Moon
    25  09:56  Moon at Descending Node 
    28  10:40  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  00:07  Jupiter 5.5°N of Moon
    02  20:25  Moon at Apogee: 404956 km
    04  09:35  Regulus 5.0°N of Moon
    05  12:39  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  16:44  Mars 1.6°N of Moon
    08  14:05  Spica 1.8°S of Moon
    08  21:36  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  11:11  Saturn 0.6°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  20:11  FULL MOON 
    14  19:34  Moon at Perigee: 362062 km
    15  03:57  Jupiter 6.3°S of Pollux
    19  10:39  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  15     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  02:52  Summer Solstice 
    21  12:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  05:00  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    24  04:54  Venus 1.3°N of Moon
    24  22:22  Aldebaran 2.0°S of Moon
    27  00:09  NEW MOON 
    30  11:09  Moon at Apogee: 405932 km

Date     PST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  07:08  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran
    01  16:30  Regulus 4.8°N of Moon
    03  14:59  Earth at Aphelion: 1.01668 
    05  03:59  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  17:21  Mars 0.2°S of Moon: Occn.
    05  22:32  Spica 2.0°S of Moon
    06  01:50  Moon at Ascending Node 
    07  18:48  Saturn 0.4°N of Moon: Occn.
    12  03:25  FULL MOON 
    12  10     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.9°W
    13  00:27  Moon at Perigee: 358259 km
    13  10:39  Mars 1.2°N of Spica
    16  11     Mercury 6.2° of Venus
    18  13:21  Moon at Descending Node 
    18  18:08  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    22  03:56  Aldebaran 1.8°S of Moon
    24  10:16  Venus 4.4°N of Moon
    24  12     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    26  14:42  NEW MOON 
    27  19:27  Moon at Apogee: 406570 km
    28  00     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    28  22:36  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    29  14     Mercury at Perihelion 

Aug 02  03:26  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  05:27  Spica 2.3°S of Moon
    03  02:02  Mars 2.2°S of Moon
    03  16:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  02:54  Saturn 0.0°N of Moon: Occn.
    06  14:29  Venus 6.5°S of Pollux
    08  08     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    10  09:43  Moon at Perigee: 356897 km
    10  10:09  FULL MOON 
    12  16     Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  16:18  Moon at Descending Node 
    17  04:26  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    17  21:05  Venus 0.9°S of Beehive
    17  22:48  Jupiter 1.1°S of Beehive
    18  09:46  Aldebaran 1.6°S of Moon
    23  22:09  Moon at Apogee: 406523 km
    25  06:13  NEW MOON 
    26  21:33  Mercury 3.4°N of Moon
    29  05     Neptune at Opposition 
    29  05:14  Moon at Ascending Node 
    29  11:08  Spica 2.5°S of Moon
    31  11:21  Saturn 0.4°S of Moon: Occn.
    31  15:43  Mars 4.1°S of Moon

Sep 02  03:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  12     Venus at Perihelion 
    07  19:29  Moon at Perigee: 358388 km
    08  17:38  FULL MOON 
    10  23:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    11  14     Mercury at Aphelion 
    14  17:01  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    15  18:05  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    20  02:39  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    20  05:56  Mercury 0.5°S of Spica
    20  06:22  Moon at Apogee: 405846 km
    21  10:52  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    21  14     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.4°E
    22  18:30  Autumnal Equinox 
    23  22:14  NEW MOON 
    25  09:41  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  16:48  Spica 2.6°S of Moon
    26  01:32  Mercury 4.2°S of Moon
    27  20:46  Saturn 0.8°S of Moon: Occn.
    27  22:26  Mars 3.0°N of Antares
    29  09:01  Mars 5.6°S of Moon

Oct 01  11:33  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    06  01:41  Moon at Perigee: 362481 km
    07  12     Uranus at Opposition 
    08  02:51  FULL MOON 
    08  02:55  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.162
    08  09:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    12  01:58  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    15  11:12  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  13     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    17  19:25  Jupiter 5.4°N of Moon
    17  22:05  Moon at Apogee: 404898 km
    18  18:08  Regulus 4.7°N of Moon
    21  08     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  16:46  Moon at Ascending Node 
    23  13:45  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.811
    23  13:57  NEW MOON 
    24  23     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  08:04  Saturn 1.0°S of Moon: Occn.
    25  13     Mercury at Perihelion 
    30  18:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Nov 01  04     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.7°W
    02  16:21  Moon at Perigee: 367871 km
    04  04:10  Mercury 3.9°N of Spica
    04  19:13  Moon at Descending Node 
    05  09     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    06  14:23  FULL MOON 
    08  11:41  Aldebaran 1.4°S of Moon
    12  08     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    14  07:16  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    14  09:39  Jupiter 5.2°N of Moon
    14  17:56  Moon at Apogee: 404338 km
    15  02:05  Regulus 4.6°N of Moon
    17  14     Leonid Meteor Shower
    18  00     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    19  00:18  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  08:01  Spica 2.6°S of Moon
    22  04:32  NEW MOON 
    27  15:11  Moon at Perigee: 369825 km
    29  02:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 02  00:32  Moon at Descending Node 
    05  20:35  Aldebaran 1.5°S of Moon
    06  04:27  FULL MOON 
    08  02     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    08  11:29  Jupiter 2.7°N of Regulus
    11  19:36  Jupiter 5.1°N of Moon
    12  04     Mars at Perihelion 
    12  10:06  Regulus 4.4°N of Moon
    12  15:02  Moon at Apogee: 404584 km
    14  04     Geminid Meteor Shower
    14  04:51  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  05:27  Moon at Ascending Node 
    16  17:05  Spica 2.8°S of Moon
    19  12:55  Saturn 1.6°S of Moon
    21  15:03  Winter Solstice 
    21  17:36  NEW MOON 
    22  12     Ursid Meteor Shower
    24  08:43  Moon at Perigee: 364791 km
    24  23:32  Mars 5.7°S of Moon
    28  10:31  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    29  01:27  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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