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 2019!

2019

  • January 3 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower
    Up to 40 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • January 21 – Full Wolf Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse
    1st of 3 Supermoons in 2019.
    Moon is on closest approach to the Earth and may look larger and brighter.
    Moon passes completely through Earth’s dark shadow.
    Visible throughout North America.
  • February 19 – Full Snow Moon
    2nd of 3 Supermoons in 2019.
  • March 20 – Vernal Equinox
    Sun shines directly on equator with equal amounts of day & night throughout the world.
    First day of Spring.
  • March 21 –  Full Worm Moon
    Marks the appearance of the ground softening.
    3rd of 3 Supermoons in 2019.
  • April 19 – Full Pink Moon
    Marks the appearance of the first spring flowers.
  • 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 18 – Full Flower Moon
  • June 17 – Full Strawberry Moon
  • 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.
  • July 16 – Full Buck Moon
    Marks the appearance of the male buck deer new antlers.
  • July 28 – Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
    Up to 20 meteors per hour after midnight
  • August 12 – Perseids Meteor Shower
    Best meteor shower to observe.
    Up to 60 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • August 15 – Full Sturgeon Moon
  • September 14 – Full Corn Moon
  • September 23 – Autumnal Equinox
    Sun shines directly on the equator with equal parts day & night throughout the world.
  • October 8 – Draconids Meteor Shower
    10 meteors per hour in early evening.
  • October 13 – 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.
  • November 12 – Full Beaver Moon
  • November 17 – Leonids Meteor Shower
    15 meteors per hour after midnight.
  • December 12 – Full Cold Moon
  • December 13 – Geminids Meteor Shower
    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.

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