Stargazing Calendar

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 2021!

2021

  • January 2 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower
    Up to 40 meteors per hour after midnight.

  • January 28 – Full Wolf Moon

  • February 27 – Full Snow Moon

  • March 28 – Full Worm Moon

  • April 22 – Lyrids Meteor Shower
    Up to 20 meteors per hour after midnight.

  • April 27 – Full Pink Moon
    1st of 3 Supermoons in 2021.
    Moon is on closest approach to the Earth.
    Moon may look larger and brighter.

  • May 6 – Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
    Up to 30 meteors per hour after midnight.
    Produced by dust particles left behind by Comet Halley.

  • May 26 – Full Flower Moon
    2 nd of 3 Supermoons in 2021
    Moon is on closest approach to the Earth.
    Moon may look larger and brighter.

  • June 21 – Summer Solstice
    The North Pole of the earth tilted toward the Sun
    at its northernmost position in the sky.
    First day of summer.

  • June 24 – Full Strawberry Moon
    3rd of 3 Supermoons in 2021
    Moon is on closest approach to the Earth.
    Moon may look larger and brighter.

  • July 24 – Full Buck Moon

  • July 28 – Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
    Up to 20 meteors per hour after midnight

  • August 12 – Perseids Meteor Shower
    Best meteor shower of the summer.
    Up to 60 meteors per hour after midnight.

  • August 22 – Full Sturgeon Moon

  • September 20 – Full Corn Moon

  • October 7 Draconids Meteor Shower
    10 meteors per hour early evening viewing

  • October 20– Full Hunters Moon

  • October 21 – Orionids Meteor Shower
    20 meteors per hour after midnight.
    Produced by dust grains left behind Comet Halley

  • November 4 – Taurids Meteor Shower
    5-10 meteors per hour after midnight.

  • November 17 – Leonids Meteor Shower
    15 meteors per hour after midnight.

  • November 19 – Full Beaver Moon

  • November 19 Partial Lunar Eclipse
    Moon passes through Earth’s partial shadow
    Making it appear red.

  • December 13 – Geminids Meteor Shower
    Best meteor shower of the year.
    120 meteors per hour after midnight.

  • December 19 – Full Cold Moon

  • December 21 – Ursids Meteor Shower
    5-10 meteors per hour after midnight.

  • December 21 – Winter Solstice
    South Pole of Earth tilted toward the Sun at its southern most position.
    First day of winter

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