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2010 CELESTIAL CALENDAR

This is an astronomy calendar of the major celestial events that take place in the year 2010. A feast to behold for the eyes. This includes the moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, major planetary conjunctions, occultation and the like.

The events listed here can be viewed by our naked eyes and some with the help of binoculars. This would be a great guide to the night sky viewers, both amateurs and experts in the field.

Happy Viewing!!

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January

SUN
31
3
10
17
24
MON
4
11
18
25
TUES
5
12
19
26
WED
6
13
20
27
THU
7
14
21
28
FRI
1
8
15
New MoonAnnular Solar Eclipse. The path of annularity will begin in central Africa and move east through the Indian Ocean, southern India, Sri Lanka, Malymar, and China. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout most eastern Africa and Asia.
22
29
  Mars at Opposition. The red planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. This is the best time to view and photograph Mars.
SAT
2
9
16
23
30
Full Moon

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February

SUN
7
14
21
28
Full Moon
MON
1
8
15
22
TUES
2

9

16
23
WED
3
10
17
24
THU
4
11
18
25
FRI
5
12
19
26
SAT
6
13
20
27

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March

SUN
7
14
21
28
MON
1
8
15
New Moon
22
Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. Saturn's rings will be nearly edge-on this year and will be very difficult to see.
29
TUES
2

9

16
23
30
New Moon
WED
3
10
17
24
31
THU
4
11
18
25
FRI  
5
12
19
26
SAT
6
13
20
The Vernal Equinox occurs in the northern hemisphere at 17:32 UT. There will be equal amounts of day and night. This is also the first day of spring.
27

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April

SUN
4
11
18
25
MON
5
12
19
26
TUES

6

13
20
27
WED
7
14
21
28
THU
1
8
15
22
29
FRI 2
9
16
23
30
SAT
3
10
17
24
 

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May

SUN
30
2
9
16
23
MON
31
3
10
17
24
TUES

4

11
18
25
WED
5
12
19
26
THU
6
13
20
27
FRI
7
14
21
28
SAT
7
14
21
28

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June

SUN

6
13
20
27
MON
7
14
21
The Summer Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere at 11:28 UT. The Sun is at its highest point in the sky and it will be the longest day of the year. This is also the first day of summer.
28
TUES
1
8
15
22
29
WED
2
9
16
23
30
THU
3
10
17
24
FRI
4
11
18
25
SAT
5
12
New Moon
19
26
Full MoonPartial Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the western Americas.

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July

SUN
4
11
New MoonTotal Solar Eclipse. The path of totality will only be visible in the southern Pacific Ocean, Easter Island, and parts of southern Chile and Argentina. A partial eclipse will be visible in many parts of southern South America.
18
25
MON
5
12
19
26
Full Moon
TUES

6

13
20
27
WED
7
14
21
28
THU
1
8
15
22
29
FRI 2
9
16
23
30
SAT
3
10
17
24
31

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August

SUN
1
6
15
22
29
MON
2
7
16
23
30
TUES

3

8

17
24
Full Moon
31
WED
4
9
18
25
THU
5
10
New Moon
19
26
FRI
6
11
20
Neptune at Opposition. The blue planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view Neptune, although it will only appear as a tiny blue dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.
27
SAT
7
14
21
28

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September

SUN
5
12
19
26
MON
6
13
20
27
TUES

7

14
21
Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view  and photograph Jupiter and its moons.
28
WED
1
8
New Moon
15
22
Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view Uranus, although it will only appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.
29
THU
2
9
16
23
The Autumnal Equinox occurs in the northern hemisphere at 03:09 UT. There will be equal amounts of day and night. This is also the first day of fall.Full Moon
30
FRI
3
10
17
24
 
SAT
4
11
18
25

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October

SUN
31
3
10
17
24
MON
4
11
18
25
TUES

5

12
19
26
WED
6
13
20
27
THU
7
New Moon
14
21
28
FRI
1
8
15
22
29
SAT
2
9
16
23
Full Moon
30

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November

SUN
7
14
21
Full Moon
28
MON
1
8
15
22
29
TUES
2

9

16
23
30
WED
3
10
17
24
THU
4
11
18
25
FRI  
5
12
19
SAT
6
New Moon
13
20
27

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December

SUN
5
New Moon
12
19
26
MON
6
13
20
27
TUES

7

14
21
Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, the Americas, and Europe.The Winter Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere at 23:38 UT. The Sun is at its lowest point in the sky and it will be the shortest day of the year. This is also the first day of winter.
28
WED
1
8
15
22
29
THU
2
9
16
23
30
FRI
3
10
17
24
31
SAT
4
11
18
25
 

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 Legend

Full Moon
Full Moon
Planetary Event
Planetary Event
New Moon
New Moon
Occultation
Occultation
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse
Conjunction
Conjunction
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
Meteor Shower
Meteor Shower
Solar Event
Solar Event
Comet
Comet

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