Dark Night Sky Watching

Grab a blanket and head outside after dark. See how many planets and stars you can find.

  • Turn off the outdoor lights.
  • Bring a friend.

You’ll love watching these cool night sky events in 2020!

2020

  • January 3 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower
    Up to 40 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • January 10 – Full Wolf Moon
  • February 9 – Full Snow Moon
    1st of 4 Supermoons in 2020.
    Moon is on closest approach to the Earth and may look larger and brighter.
  • March 9 –  Full Worm Moon
    Marks the appearance of the ground softening.
    2nd of 4 Supermoons in 2020.
  • April 8 – Full Pink Moon
    Marks the appearance of the first spring flowers.
    3rd of 4 Supermoons in 2020.
  • April 22 – Lyrids Meteor Shower
    Up to 20 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • May 6 – Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
    Up to 30 meteors per hour after midnight.
    Produced by dust particles left behind by Comet Halley.
  • May 7 – Full Flower Moon
    4th of 4 Supermoons in 2020.
  • June 5 – Full Strawberry Moon
  • June 22 – Summer Solstice
    The North Pole of the earth tilted toward the Sun at its northernmost position in the sky.
    First day of summer.
  • July 5 – Full Buck Moon
    Marks the appearance of the male buck deer new antlers.
    July 5 also– Penumbral Eclipse
    Moon passes through Earth’s partial shadow making the Moon darker.
  • July 28 – Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
    Up to 20 meteors per hour after midnight
  • August 3 – Full Sturgeon Moon
  • August 12 – Perseids Meteor Shower
    Best meteor shower of the summer.
    Up to 60 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • September 2 – Full Corn Moon
  • October 1– Full Hunters Moon
  • October 21 – Orionids Meteor Shower
    20 meteors per hour after midnight.
    Produced by dust  grains left behind Comet Halley
  • November 5 – Taurids Meteor Shower
    5-10 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • October 31– Full Blue Moon
    Second Full moon this month
  • November 17 – Leonids Meteor Shower
    15 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • November 30 – Full Beaver Moon
  • December 13 – Geminids Meteor Shower
    Best meteor shower of the year.
    120 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • December 21 – Ursids Meteor Shower
    5-10 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • December 22 – Winter Solstice
    South Pole of Earth tilted toward the sun at its southern most position.
  • December 30 – Full Cold Moon

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