Cape Fear Astro Calendar

This calendar includes club events such as meetings and observing sessions, as well as astronomical events.

2023
January
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
31Moon and Mars04:00 UTCMars 0.1 deg from moon: occultation
February
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
05Full MoonMoon is Full (smallest in 2023)
05Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
10Club Observing06:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
11Club Observing06:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
13Last QuarterMoon at Last Quarter
17Club Observing06:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
18Club Observing06:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)
20New MoonMoon is New
27First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
28Moon and Mars05:00 UTCMars 1.1 deg from moon: Occultation
March
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
02Venus and Jupiter11:00 UTCVenus 0.5 deg from Jupiter
07Full MoonMoon is Full
12Spring forwardDaylight savings time begins
12Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
15Last QuarterMoon at Last Quarter
17Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
18Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
20March EquinoxMarch Equinox (Northern Spring)
20SRSPStaunton River Star PartyStaunton River State Park VA
21New MoonMoon is New
22Moon and Jupiter20:00 UTCJupite 0.5 deg from Moon
24Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
24Moon and Venus10:00 UTCVenus 0.1 deg from Moon
25Public Observing06:15 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
25Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
29First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
31Venus and Uranus06:00 UTCVenus 1.3 deg N of Uranus
April
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
02Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
06Full MoonMoon is Full
11Mercury22:00 UTCMercury at greatest eastern elongation 19 deg.
12Last QuarterMoon at Last Quarter
14Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
15Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
17Moon and Neptune17:00 UTCNeptune 2 deg from moon
20New MoonMoon is New
21Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
21State Wide Star Party07:00 PM10:00:00 PMState Wide Star Party with Cape Fear MuseumCarolina Beach State Park
22LyridsLyrid Meteors: ZHR 18; Waxing Crescent
22Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
27First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
29Public Observing07:30 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
May
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
05Eta AquaridsEta aquarid meteors; ZHR 50; Full moon
05Full MoonMoon is Full
07Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
12Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
12Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
13Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
15Venus and Neptune12:00 UTC
19New MoonMoon is New
19Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
20Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
27First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
27Public Observing08:00 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
June
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
04Full MoonMoon is Full
09Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
10Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
10Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
11Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting
16Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
17Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
18New MoonMoon is New
21June SolsticeJune (northern summer) Solstice
24Public Observing08:20 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
26First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
July
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
03Full MoonMoon is Full
07Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
08Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
09Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
10Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
14Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
15Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
17New MoonMoon is New
22Public Observing08:20 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
25First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
27South Delta AquaridsSouth Delta Aquarids; ZHR 25; Waxing gibbous moon
August
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
01Full MoonMoon is Full
08Last QuarterMoon at Last Quarter
11Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
12Perseid MeteorsPerseid Meteors; ZHR 100: Waning Crescent
12Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
13Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
16New MoonMoon is New
18Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
19Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
24First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
26Public Observing08:30 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
31Full MoonMoon is Full
September
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
06Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
08Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
09Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
10Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting
15New MoonMoon is New
15Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
16Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
22First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
23EquinoxSeptember (northern autumn) equinox
23Public Observing07:30 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
29Full MoonMoon is Full
October
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
06Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
06Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
07Club Observing06:30 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
08Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
09SRSPStaunton River Star PartyStaunton River State Park VA
13Club Observing06:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
14New MoonMoon is New
14Club Observing06:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
21OrionidsOrionid Meteors; ZHR 20: First Quarter Moon
21InOMN07:00 PM09:00:00 PMInternational Observe the Moon NightTBD
21Public Observing07:00 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
22First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
28Full MoonMoon is Full
November
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
03Club Observing06:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
04Club Observing06:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
05Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
05Fall Back01:00 AMEnd daylight savings
10Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
11Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)
12Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
13New MoonMoon is NewClub Observatory
17LeonidsLeonid Meteors: ZHR 10; Waxing Crescent moon
20First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
27Full MoonMoon is Full
December
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
05Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
08Club Observing05:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
09Club Observing05:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
10Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Holiday Celebration (members only)TBD
12New MoonMoon is New
13GeminiidsGeminiid Meteors; ZHR 150; 2 days before last quarter
15Club Observing05:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
16Club Observing05:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
19First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
21SolsticeDecember Solstice. Northern hemisphere winter
22UrsidsUrsid meteors; ZHR 10; 1 day before new
28Full MoonMoon is Full