Astronomical Events

Based on data from NASA1Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC), the following astronomical event calendar is shown for the Eastern Time Zone (EST), including compensation for Daylight Savings (EDT) where applicable. Please adjust times according to your location.

Full Moon

YearDateTime (EST/EDT)Phase
2020December 1411:16 AMNew
2020December 2910:28 PMFull
2021January 1312:00 AMNew
2021January 282:16 PMFull
2021February 112:05 PMNew
2021February 273:17 AMFull
2021March 135:21 AMNew
2021March 282:48 PMFull
2021April 1110:31 PMNew
2021April 2611:31 PMFull
2021May 112:59 PMNew
2021May 267:13 PMFull
2021June 106:52 AMNew
2021June 242:39 PMFull
2021July 99:17 PMNew
2021July 2310:37 PMFull
2021August 89:50 AMNew
2021August 228:02 AMFull
2021September 68:52 PMNew
2021September 207:55 PMFull
2021October 67:05 AMNew
2021October 2010:57 AMFull
2021November 45:15 PMNew
2021November 193:57 AMFull
2021December 42:43 AMNew
2021December 1811:36 PMFull


YearDateNameTime (EST/EDT) 
2020June 20Summer Solstice5:43 PM
2020August 1Lammas
2020September 22Autumnal Equinox (Mabon)9:31 AM
2020October 31Samhain
2020December 21Winter Solstice (Yule)5:02 AM
2021February 2Imbolc
2021March 20Vernal Equinox (Ostara)5:37 AM
2021May 1Beltane
2021June 20Summer Solstice11:32 PM
2021August 1Lammas
2021September 22Autumnal Equinox (Mabon)3:21 PM
2021October 31Samhain
2021December 21Winter Solstice (Yule)10:59 AM

Meteors and Eclipses

YearDateEventTime (EST/EDT) 
2020June 21Annular Solar Eclipse2:40 AM
2020July 5Partial Lunar Eclipse12:30 AM
2020July 27Delta Aquarid Shower5:08 PM
2020August 12Perseid Shower9:02 AM
2020October 21Orionid Shower1:21 AM
2020November 5South Taurid Shower12:50 AM
2020November 12North Taurid Shower12:06 AM
2020November 17Leonid Shower6:24 AM
2020November 30Partial Lunar Eclipse04:44 AM
2020December 13Geminid Shower7:35 PM
2020December 14Total Solar Eclipse11:15 AM
2020December 22Ursid Shower4:00 AM
2021January 3Quadrantid Shower9:47 AM
2021April 22Lyrid Shower8:16 AM
2021May 4Eta Aquarid Shower9:30 PM
2021May 26Total Lunar Eclipse7:19 AM

These tables will be updated as time moves forward.


1 Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA’s GSFC)