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This astronomy calendar of celestial events contains dates and timings for notable astronomical events that take place in the year 2016. This includes the moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, major planetary transits, aspects, alignments and the like. Each year has myriad astronomical events that are a feast to our eyes. The comprehensive list has been distilled down to a few notable ones for each month of 2016. www.findyourfate.com.



These are some of the top of the list celestial events that you ought not to miss. So head out and check out the amazing events that would be happening in the night sky of 2016. This is going to be an exciting year for astronomy buffs and stargazers alike. None dislikes looking up at the night sky. Here are some of the best dates and timings to do so this year.




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Major Astronomical Events

JANUARY

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
LAST QUARTER MOON
January 2
05:30am
12:30pm
11:00am
Moon at Apogee: 404279 km
January 2
11:53am
18:53pm
05:23pm
Earth at Perihelion: 0.98330 AU
January 2
23:00pm
06:00am
04:30am
Spica 4.7°S of Moon
January 3
03:35am
10:35am
09:05am
Mars 1.5°S of Moon
January 3
18:45pm
01:45am
12:15pm
Quadrantid Meteor Shower
January 4
08:00am
15:00pm
01:30pm
Venus 3.1°S of Moon
January 6
23:57pm
06:57am
05:27am
Saturn 3.3°S of Moon
January 7
04:57am
11:57am
10:27am
Venus 6.3°N of Antares
January 7
11:34am
18:34pm
05:04pm
Mercury at Perihelion
January 8
18:00pm
01:00am
11:30pm
NEW MOON
January 10
01:30am
08:30am
07:00am
Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
January 14
14:00pm
21:00pm
07:30pm
Moon at Descending Node
January 14
15:48pm
22:48pm
09:18pm
Moon at Perigee: 369619 km
January 15
02:10am
09:10am
07:40am
FIRST QUARTER MOON
January 16
23:26pm
06:26am
04:56am
Aldebaran 0.5°S of Moon
January 20
02:16am
09:16am
07:46am
FULL MOON
January 24
01:46am
08:46am
07:16am
Regulus 2.5°N of Moon
January 26
05:10am
12:10pm
10:40am
Moon at Ascending Node
January 27
23:58pm
06:58am
05:28am
Jupiter 1.4°N of Moon
January 28
01:14am
08:14am
06:44am
Moon at Apogee: 404553 km
January 30
09:10am
16:10pm
02:40pm
Spica 5.0°S of Moon
January 30
11:35am
18:35pm
05:05pm



FEBRUARY 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
LAST QUARTER MOON
February 1
03:28am
10:28am
08:58am
Mars 2.7°S of Moon
February 1
08:48am
15:48pm
02:18pm
Saturn 3.5°S of Moon
February 3
19:05pm
02:05am
12:35pm
Venus 4.3°S of Moon
February 6
07:32am
14:32pm
01:02pm
Mercury 3.8°S of Moon
February 6
16:47pm
23:47pm
10:17pm
Mercury at Greatest Elong: 25.6°W
February 7
01:00am
08:00am
06:30am
NEW MOON
February 8
14:39pm
21:39pm
08:09pm
Moon at Descending Node
February 10
20:46pm
03:46am
02:16am
Moon at Perigee: 364358 km
February 11
02:42am
09:42am
08:12am
Mercury 4.0° of Venus
February 13
03:00am
10:00am
08:30am
FIRST QUARTER MOON
February 15
07:46am
14:46pm
01:16pm
Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon
February 16
07:41am
14:41pm
01:11pm
Mercury at Aphelion
February 21
17:00pm
24:00pm
10:30pm
Regulus 2.5°N of Moon
February 22
12:48pm
19:48pm
06:18pm
FULL MOON
February 22
18:20pm
01:20am
11:50pm
Jupiter 1.7°N of Moon
February 24
03:58am
10:58am
09:28am
Moon at Ascending Node
February 24
06:10am
13:10pm
11:40am
Spica 5.1°S of Moon
February 26
19:05pm
02:05am
12:35pm
Moon at Apogee: 405383 km
February 27
03:28am
10:28am
08:58am
Neptune in Conjunction with Sun
February 28
15:00pm
22:00pm
08:30pm
Mars 3.6°S of Moon
February 29
18:16pm
01:16am
11:46pm



MARCH 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
LAST QUARTER MOON
March 1
23:11pm
06:11am
04:41am
Saturn 3.6°S of Moon
March 2
06:53am
13:53pm
12:23pm
Venus 3.5°S of Moon
March 7
10:54pm
17:54pm
04:24pm
Jupiter at Opposition
March 8
10:00am
17:00pm
03:30pm
NEW MOON
March 9
01:54am
08:54am
07:24am
Total Solar Eclipse; mag=1.045
March 9
01:57am
08:57am
07:27am
Moon at Descending Node
March 9
06:31pm
13:31pm
12:01pm
Moon at Perigee: 359509 km
March 10
07:02am
14:02pm
12:32am
Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon
March 14
13:44pm
20:44pm
07:14pm
FIRST QUARTER MOON
March 15
17:03pm
24:03pm
10:33pm
Vernal Equinox
March 20
04:31am
11:31am
10:01am
Venus at Aphelion
March 20
14:00pm
21:00pm
07:30pm
Regulus 2.5°N of Moon
March 20
19:05pm
02:05am
12:35pm
Jupiter 2.1°N of Moon
March 22
03:57am
10:57am
09:27am
Moon at Ascending Node
March 22
12:59pm
19:59am
06:29am
Pen. Lunar Eclipse; mag=0.775
March 23
11:47am
18:47pm
17:27pm
FULL MOON
March 23
12:01pm
19:01pm
16:31pm
Mercury at Superior Conjunction
March 23
20:00pm
03:00am
01:30am
Spica 5.1°S of Moon
March 25
01:50am
08:50am
07:20am
Moon at Apogee: 406125 km
March 25
14:16pm
21:16pm
19:46pm
Mars 4.2°S of Moon
March 28
18:45pm
01:45am
12:15pm
Saturn 3.5°S of Moon
March 29
14:58pm
21:58pm
08:28pm
LAST QUARTER MOON
March 31
15:17am
22:17pm
08:37pm


APRIL 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
Mercury at Perihelion
April 5
17:00pm
24:00pm
10:30pm
Moon at Descending Node
April 5
17:27pm
24:27pm
10:57pm
Venus 0.7°S of Moon: Occn.
April 6
08:30am
15:30pm
02:00pm
NEW MOON
April 7
11:24am
18:24pm
04:54pm
Moon at Perigee: 357164 km
April 7
17:36pm
24:36pm
11:06pm
Mercury 5.2°N of Moon
April 8
10:35am
17:35pm
04:05pm
Uranus in Conjunction with Sun
April 9
21:00pm
04:00am
02:30am
Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
April 10
22:05pm
05:05am
03:35am
FIRST QUARTER MOON
April 14
03:59am
10:59am
09:29am
Regulus 2.5°N of Moon
April 17
00:46am
07:46am
06:16am
Jupiter 2.2°N of Moon
April 18
04:42am
11:42am
10:12am
Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.9°E
April 18
14:00pm
21:00pm
07:30pm
Moon at Ascending Node
April 18
18:04pm
01:04am
11:34pm
Spica 5.1°S of Moon
April 21
07:59am
14:59pm
01:29pm
Moon at Apogee: 406352 km
April 21
16:05pm
23:05pm
09:35pm
FULL MOON
April 22
05:24am
12:24pm
10:54am
Lyrid Meteor Shower
April 22
05:00am
12:00pm
10:30am
Mars 4.9°S of Moon
April 25
04:13am
11:13am
09:43am
Saturn 3.3°S of Moon
April 25
19:28pm
02:28am
12:58pm
Mars 4.8°N of Antares
April 27
13:51pm
20:51pm
07:21pm
Mercury 3.0°S of Pleiades
April 28
08:14am
15:14pm
01:44pm
LAST QUARTER MOON
April 30
03:29am
10:29am
08:59am


MAY 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
Moon at Descending Node
May 3
01:27am
08:27am
06:57am
Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
May 4
19:00pm
02:00am
12:30pm
Moon at Perigee: 357828 km
May 6
04:14am
11:14am
09:44am
NEW MOON
May 6
19:30pm
02:30am
01:00am
Aldebaran 0.5°S of Moon
May 8
08:21am
15:21pm
01:51pm
Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
May 9
15:00pm
22:00pm
08:30pm
FIRST QUARTER MOON
May 13
17:02pm
24:02pm
10:30pm
Regulus 2.3°N of Moon
May 14
07:06am
14:06pm
12:36pm
Jupiter 2.0°N of Moon
May 15
09:30am
16:30pm
03:00pm
Moon at Ascending Node
May 15
20:39pm
03:39am
02:09am
Spica 5.1°S of Moon
May 18
14:07pm
21:07pm
07:37pm
Moon at Apogee: 405934 km
May 18
22:06pm
05:06am
03:36am
FULL MOON
May 21
21:15pm
04:15am
02:45am
Mars at Opposition
May 22
11:00am
18:00pm
04:30pm
Saturn 3.2°S of Moon
May 22
21:59pm
04:59am
03:29am
LAST QUARTER MOON
May 29
12:12pm
19:12pm
17:42pm
Moon at Descending Node
May 30
04:45am
11:45am
10:15am


JUNE 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
Saturn at Opposition
June 3
06:00am
13:00pm
11:30am
Mercury 0.7°N of Moon: Occn.
June 3
09:47am
16:47pm
03:17pm
Moon at Perigee: 361142 km
June 3
10:55am
17:55pm
04:25pm
NEW MOON
June 5
03:00am
10:00am
08:30am
Mercury at Greatest Elong: 24.2°W
June 5
09:00am
16:00pm
02:30pm
Venus at Superior Conjunction
June 6
22:00pm
05:00am
03:30am
Regulus 2.0°N of Moon
June 10
14:47pm
21:47pm
08:17pm
Jupiter 1.5°N of Moon
June 11
19:35pm
02:35am
01:05am
Moon at Ascending Node
June 11
22:20pm
05:20am
03:50am
FIRST QUARTER MOON
June 12
08:10am
15:10pm
01:40pm
Mercury 6.4°S of Pleiades
June 13
10:06am
17:06pm
03:36pm
Spica 5.3°S of Moon
June 14
20:47pm
03:47am
02:27am
Moon at Apogee: 405022 km
June 15
12:00pm
19:00pm
05:30pm
Saturn 3.3°S of Moon
June 19
00:40am
07:40am
06:10am
Mercury 3.7°N of Aldebaran
June 19
03:39am
10:39am
09:09am
FULL MOON
June 20
11:02am
18:02pm
04:32pm
Summer Solstice
June 20
22:35pm
05:35am
04:05am
Moon at Descending Node
June 26
05:28am
12:28pm
10:58am
LAST QUARTER MOON
June 27
18:19pm
01:19am
11:49pm


JULY 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
Moon at Perigee: 365983 km
July 1
06:45am
13:45pm
12:15pm
Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
July 2
03:58am
10:58am
09:28am
Mercury at Perihelion
July 2
16:00pm
23:00pm
09:30pm
NEW MOON
July 4
11:01am
18:01pm
04:31pm
Earth at Aphelion: 1.01675 AU
July 4
16:00pm
23:00pm
09:30pm
Mercury at Superior Conjunction
July 7
03:00am
10:00am
08:30am
Regulus 1.8°N of Moon
July 7
23:33pm
06:33am
05:03am
Moon at Ascending Node
July 9
01:41am
08:41am
07:17am
Jupiter 0.9°N of Moon: Occn.
July 9
10:08am
17:08pm
03:38pm
Venus at Perihelion
July 10
23:00pm
06:00am
04:30am
FIRST QUARTER MOON
July 12
00:52am
07:52am
06:22am
Spica 5.6°S of Moon
July 12
04:13am
11:13am
09:43am
Moon at Apogee: 404272 km
July 13
05:24am
12:24pm
10:54am
Saturn 3.4°S of Moon
July 16
05:11am
12:11pm
10:41am
FULL MOON
July 19
22:57pm
05:57am
04:27am
Moon at Descending Node
July 23
07:49am
14:49pm
01:19pm
LAST QUARTER MOON
July 26
23:00pm
06:00am
04:30am
Moon at Perigee: 369659 km
July 27
11:25am
18:25pm
04:55pm
Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
July 27
21:00pm
04:00am
02:30am
Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon
July 29
10:53am
17:53pm
04:23pm
Mercury 0.3°N of Regulus
July 30
15:55pm
22:55pm
09:25pm


AUGUST 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
NEW MOON
August 2
20:45pm
03:45am
02:15am
Venus 2.9°N of Moon
August 4
06:19am
13:19pm
11:49am
Mercury 0.6°N of Moon: Occn.
August 4
22:12pm
05:12am
03:42am
Moon at Ascending Node
August 5
07:48am
14:48pm
01:18pm
Venus 1.0°N of Regulus
August 5
11:57am
18:57pm
05:27pm
Jupiter 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
August 6
03:28am
10:28am
08:58am
Spica 5.8°S of Moon
August 8
12:08pm
19:08pm
05:38pm
Moon at Apogee: 404266 km
August 10
00:05am
07:05am
05:35am
FIRST QUARTER MOON
August 10
18:21pm
01:21am
11:51pm
Saturn 3.7°S of Moon
August 12
12:10pm
19:10pm
05:40pm
Perseid Meteor Shower
August 12
12:00pm
19:00pm
05:30pm
Mercury at Aphelion
August 15
16:00pm
23:00pm
09:30pm
Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.4°E
August 16
21:00pm
04:00am
02:30am
FULL MOON
August 18
09:27am
16:27pm
02:57pm
Moon at Descending Node
August 19
14:14pm
21:14pm
19:44pm
Mercury 3.8° of Jupiter
August 20
06:00am
13:00pm
11:30am
Moon at Perigee: 367047 kmN
August 22
01:20am
08:20am
06:50am
Mars 1.8°N of Antares
August 24
05:09am
12:09pm
10:39am
LAST QUARTER MOON
August 25
03:41am
10:41am
09:11am
Aldebaran 0.2°S of Moon
August 25
16:21pm
23:21pm
09:51pm
Mercury 5.0° of Venus
August 28
20:00pm
03:00am
01:30am


SEPTEMBER 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
NEW MOON
September 1
09:03am
16:03pm
02:33pm
Annular Solar Eclipse; mag=0.974
September 1
09:07am
16:07pm
02:37pm
Moon at Ascending Node
September 1
15:27pm
22:27pm
08:57pm
Neptune at Opposition
September 2
15:00pm
22:00pm
08:30pm
Venus 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
September 3
10:33am
17:33pm
04:03pm
Spica 5.8°S of Moon
September 4
19:56pm
02:56am
01:26am
Saturn 5.9°N of Antares
September 4
20:05pm
03:05am
01:35am
Moon at Apogee: 405059 km
September 6
18:44pm
01:44am
12:14pm
Saturn 3.8°S of Moon
September 8
21:23pm
04:23am
02:53am
FIRST QUARTER MOON
September 9
11:49am
18:49pm
05:19pm
Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
September 13
00:00am
07:00am
05:30am
Moon at Descending Node
September 15
23:55pm
06:55pm
05:25am
Pen. Lunar Eclipse; mag=0.908
September 16
18:54pm
01:54am
12:24pm
FULL MOON
September 16
19:05pm
02:05am
12:35pm
Venus 2.2°N of Spica
September 18
15:15pm
22:15pm
08:45pm
Moon at Perigee: 361894 km
September 18
17:00pm
24:00pm
10:30pm
Aldebaran 0.2°S of Moon
September 21
22:13pm
05:13am
03:43am
Autumnal Equinox
September 22
14:21pm
21:21pm
07:51pm
LAST QUARTER MOON
September 23
09:56am
16:56pm
03:26pm
Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun
September 26
06:00am
13:00pm
11:30am
Regulus 1.7°N of Moon
September 27
22:32pm
05:32am
04:02am
Mercury at Perihelion
September 28
15:00pm
22:00pm
08:30pm
Mercury at Greatest Elong: 17.9°W
September 28
19:00pm
02:00am
12:30pm
Moon at Ascending Node
September 28
22:06pm
05:06am
03:36am
Mercury 0.7°N of Moon: Occn.
September 29
10:42am
17:42pm
04:12pm


OCTOBER 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
NEW MOON
October 1
00:12am
07:12am
05:42am
Venus 5.0°S of Moon
October 3
17:30pm
00:30am
11:00pm
Moon at Apogee: 406100 km
October 4
11:02am
18:02pm
04:32pm
Saturn 3.8°S of Moon
October 6
08:04am
15:04pm
01:34pm
FIRST QUARTER MOON
October 9
04:33am
11:33am
10:03am
Moon at Descending Node
October 13
09:43am
16:43pm
03:13pm
Uranus at Opposition
October 15
10:00am
17:00pm
03:30pm
FULL MOON
October 16
04:23am
11:23am
09:53am
Moon at Perigee: 357860 km
October 16
23:36pm
06:36am
05:06am
Aldebaran 0.3°S of Moon
October 19
06:18am
13:18pm
11:48am
Orionid Meteor Shower
October 21
05:00am
12:00pm
10:30am
LAST QUARTER MOON
October 22
19:14pm
02:14am
12:44pm
Regulus 1.6°N of Moon
October 25
04:01am
11:01am
09:31am
Moon at Ascending Node
October 26
01:44am
08:44am
07:14am
Venus 3.0°N of Antares
October 26
10:56am
17:56pm
04:26pm
Mercury at Superior Conjunction
October 27
16:00pm
23:00pm
09:30pm
Jupiter 1.4°S of Moon
October 28
09:33am
16:33pm
03:03pm
Mars at Perihelion
October 29
12:00pm
19:00pm
05:30pm
NEW MOON
October 30
17:38pm
00:38am
11:08pm
Moon at Apogee: 406660 km
October 31
19:29am
02:29am
12:59pm


NOVEMBER 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
Saturn 3.7°S of Moon
November 2
19:38pm
02:38am
01:08am
S Taurid Meteor Shower
November 5
05:00am
12:00pm
10:30am
Mars 5.3°S of Moon
November 6
12:07pm
19:07pm
05:37pm
FIRST QUARTER MOON
November 7
19:51pm
02:51am
01:21am
Moon at Descending Node
November 9
15:57am
22:57pm
09::27pm
N Taurid Meteor Shower
November 12
04:00am
11:00am
09:30am
Moon at Perigee: 356512 km
November 14
11:23am
18:23pm
04:53pm
FULL MOON
November 14
13:52pm
20:52pm
07:22pm
Aldebaran 0.4°S of Moon
November 15
16:50pm
23:50pm
10:20pm
Leonid Meteor Shower
November 17
11:00am
18:00pm
04:30pm
Beehive 4.3°N of Moon
November 19
17:51pm
00:51am
11:21pm
LAST QUARTER MOON
November 21
08:33am
15:33pm
04:03pm
Regulus 1.3°N of Moon
November 21
10:08am
18:08pm
03:38pm
Moon at Ascending Node
November 22
02:48am
09:48am
08:18am
Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
November 23
19:00pm
02:00am
12:30pm
Jupiter 1.9°S of Moon
November 25
01:47am
08:47am
07:17am
Moon at Apogee: 406556 km
November 27
20:08pm
03:08am
01:38am
NEW MOON
November 29
12:18pm
19:18pm
05:48pm


DECEMBER 2016

EVENTS
DATE
GMT TIME
PACIFIC TIME
INDIA TIME
Venus 5.8°S of Moon
December 3
12:34pm
19:34pm
06:04pm
Mars 2.9°S of Moon
December 5
10:39am
18:39pm
04:09pm
Moon at Descending Node
December 6
17:35pm
00:35am
11:05pm
FIRST QUARTER MOON
December 7
09:03pm
16:03pm
02:33pm
Saturn in Conjunction with Sun
December 10
11:00am
18:00pm
04:30pm
Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.8°E
December 11
04:00am
11:00am
09:30am
Moon at Perigee: 358463 km
December 12
23:27pm
06:27am
04:57am
Aldebaran 0.5°S of Moon
December 13
04:14am
11:14am
09:44am
Geminid Meteor Shower
December 14
00:00am
07:00am
05:30am
FULL MOON
December 14
00:06am
07:06am
05:36am
Beehive 4.1°N of Moon
December 17
03:17am
10:17am
08:47am
Regulus 1.0°N of Moon
December 18
18:13pm
01:13am
11:43pm
Moon at Ascending Node
December 19
04:46am
11:46am
10:16am
LAST QUARTER MOON
December 21
01:56am
08:56am
07:26am
Winter Solstice
December 21
10:45pm
17:45pm
04:15pm
Ursid Meteor Shower
December 22
08:00am
15:00pm
01:30pm
Jupiter 2.4°S of Moon
December 22
16:37pm
23:37pm
10:07pm
Moon at Apogee: 405870 km
December 25
05:55am
12:55pm
11:25am
Mercury at Perihelion
December 25
15:00pm
22:00pm
08:30pm
Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
December 28
19:00pm
02:00am
12:30pm
NEW MOON
December 29
06:53am
13:53pm
12:23pm