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2017 CELESTIAL CALENDAR

This is an astronomy calendar of the major celestial events that take place in the year 2017. 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
1
8
15
22
29
 
MON
2
9
16
23
30
 
TUES
3
Quadrantids Meteor Shower

10

17
24
31
 
WED
4
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
11
18
25
 
 
THU
5
12
Full Moon
19
26
 
 
FRI
6
13
20
27
 
 
SAT
7
14
21
28
New Moon
 
 

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February

SUN
 
5
12
19
26
New MoonTotal Solar Eclipse. The path of totality will begin in the central Atlantic Ocean and move north across Greenland and into northern Siberia.
 
MON
 
6
13
20
27
 
TUES
 

7

14
21
28
 
WED
1
8
15
22
 
 
THU
2
9
16
23
 
 
FRI
3
10
17
24
 
 
SAT
4
11
Full MoonTotal Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and western Asia.
18
25
 
 

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March

SUN
 
5
12
Full Moon
19
26
 
MON
 
6
13
20
March Equinox. The March equinox occurs at 04:30 UTC. The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world.
27
 
TUES
 

7

14
21
28
Full Moon
 
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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April

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

4

11
Full Moon
18
25
 
WED
 
5
12
19
26
New Moon
 
THU
 
6
13
20
27
 
FRI
 
7
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.
14
21
Lyrids Meteor Shower
28
 
SAT
1
8
15
22
Lyrids Meteor Shower
29
 

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May

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

9

16
23
30
 
WED
3
10
Full Moon
17
24
31
 
THU
4
11
18
25
New Moon
   
FRI
5
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
12
19
26
   
SAT
6
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
13
20
27
   

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June

SUN
 
4
11
18
25
 
MON
 
5
12
19
26
 
TUES
 

6

13
20
27
 
WED
 
7
14
21
The Summer Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere at 16:38 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
 
THU
1
8
15
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.
22
29
 
FRI
2
9
Full Moon
16
23
30
 
SAT
3
10
17
24
New Moon
 

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July

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

4

11
18
25
 
WED
 
5
12
19
26
 
THU
 
6
13
20
27
 
FRI
 
7
14
21
28
Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
 
SAT
1
8
15
22
29
Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
 

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August

SUN
 
6
13
Perseids Meteor Shower
20
27
 
MON
 
7
Full MoonPartial Lunar Eclipse
14
21
New Moon
28
 
TUES
1
8
15
22
29
 
WED
2
9
16
23
30
 
THU
3
10
17
24
31
 
FRI
4
11
18
25
   
SAT
5
12
Perseids Meteor Shower
19
26
 
 

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September

SUN
 
3
10
17
24
 
MON
 
4
11
18
25
 
TUES
 
5
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.
12
19
26
 
WED
 
6
Full Moon
13
20
New Moon
27
 
THU
 
7
14
21
28
 
FRI
1
8
15
Total Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and western Asia.
22
The Autumnal Equinox occurs in the northern hemisphere at 08:20 UT. There will be equal amounts of day and night. This is also the first day of fall.
29
 
SAT
2
9
16
23
30
 

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October

SUN
1
8
15
22
Orionids Meteor Shower
29
 
MON
2
9
16
23
30
 
TUES
3

10

17
24
31
 
WED
4
11
18
25
 
 
THU
5
Full Moon
12
19
New  MoonSaturn 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.
26
 
 
FRI
6
13
20
27
 
 
SAT
7
14
21
Orionids Meteor Shower
28
 
 

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November

SUN
 
5
12
19
26
 
MON
 
6
13
20
27
 
TUES
 
7
14
21
28
 
WED
1
8
15
22
29
 
THU
2
9
16
23
30
 
FRI
3
10
17
Leonids Meteor Shower
24
 
 
SAT
4
Full Moon
11
18
Leonids Meteor Shower
25
   

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December

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

5

12
19
26
 
WED  
6
13
Geminids Meteor Shower
20
27
 
THU
 
7
14
Geminids Meteor Shower
21
The Winter Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere at 04:38 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
 
FRI
1
8
15
22
29
 
SAT
2
9
16
23
30
 

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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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