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Partial Lunar Eclipse

When: November 19, 2021 @ 12:01 am – 1:01 am

A portion of the Moon will be fully darkened by Earth’s shadow. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Russia, Japan, the Pacific Ocean, North America, Mexico, Central America, and parts of western South America. http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2021Nov19P.pdf

Canton’s Birthday

When: March 24, 2022 all-day

Canton is the fellow who updates your astronomy calendar (full moons, equinoxes, meteor showers, etc.) from his laptop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s his birthday today! The astronomy calendar is an effort of love and no reciprocity is needed or expected, but if you’d like to learn more about[...]

December Solstice

When: December 21, 2021 @ 9:58 am – 10:58 am

This marks the beginning of winter (in the northern hemisphere) and the beginning of summer (in the southern hemisphere.) The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, respectively, in the sense that the length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a minimum for[...]

September Equinox

When: September 22, 2021 @ 2:21 pm – September 23, 2021 @ 12:59 am

The Sun will beam down directly on the equator giving us just about equal amounts of day and night in most parts of the world. North of the equator, this is your Autumnal Equinox. If you live south of the equator, this is your Spring Equinox. Also, try balancing an[...]

🌕 Full Moon

When: September 20, 2021 @ 6:55 pm – September 21, 2021 @ 12:59 am

In the northern hemisphere, this full moon was known by Native American tribes as the Corn Moon because the corn is harvested around this time of year. This moon is also known as the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the September equinox[...]

June Solstice

When: June 20, 2021 @ 10:31 am – 11:31 am

In the northern hemisphere, this marks the first day of summer and is the day with most hours of light in the year — when the Sun is farthest north. In the southern hemisphere, this is your winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year.

🌕 Full Moon

When: June 24, 2021 @ 1:40 pm – June 25, 2021 @ 12:59 am

This is the last of three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. (12% larger than when it is at it’s smallest and most distant from earth, or apogee.) This full moon was known[...]

🌕 Full Moon

When: February 27, 2021 @ 2:17 am – February 28, 2021 @ 12:59 am

In the northern hemisphere this could be the Snow Moon because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time of the year. Since hunting is difficult, this moon has also been known by some native american tribes as the Hunger Moon. In the southern hemisphere, this is The Full Red[...]

🌕 Full Moon

When: May 26, 2021 @ 6:14 am – May 27, 2021 @ 12:59 am

This is also the second of three supermoons for 2021. The Moon will be near its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. (6% bigger than average.) In the northern hemisphere, this full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the[...]

🌕 Full Moon

When: March 28, 2021 @ 1:48 pm – March 29, 2021 @ 12:59 am

In the northern hemisphere, early Native American tribes called this the Worm Moon because this was the time of year when the ground would begin to soften and the earthworms would reappear. In the southern hemisphere, we might call it The Full Fruit Moon due to the wide variety of[...]

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