Cape Fear Astro Calendar

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

2022
September
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
03First Quarter18:08 UTCMoon at First Quarter
03Public Observing19:30Public Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
07Juno06:00 UTCAsteroid 3 Juno at opposition
10Full Moon09:58 UTCMoon is Full
11Moon and Jupiter17:00 UTCMoon 1.5 degrees from Neptune; 173 degrees from Sun; midnight
11Monthly Meeting19:0009:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting
16Club Observing19:00Club Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
16Neptune22:00 UTCNeptune at opposition
17Club Observing19:00Club Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
17Last Quarter21:51 UTCLast Quarter Moon
23Equinox01:06 UTCSeptember (northern autumn) equinox
23Club Observing19:00Club Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
24Club Observing19:00Club Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
25New Moon21:53 UTCMoon is New
26Jupiter19:00 UTCJupiter at opposition
October
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
01First Quarter00:14 UTCMoon at First Quarter
01InOMN19:0009:00:00 PMInternational Observe the Moon NightTBD
01Public Observing19:00Public Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
08Mercury 21:00 UTCMercury at Westernmost elongation: 18 deg from Sun; morning
08Moon and Jupiter21:00 UTCMoon 2 degrees from jupiter; 168 degrees from sun; evening
09Monthly Meeting19:0009:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
09Full Moon20:54 UTCMoon is Full
14Club Observing18:30Club Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
15Club Observing18:30Club Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
17Last Quarter17:00 UTCLast Quarter Moon
21Club Observing06:30Club Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
21Orionids10:00 UTCOrionid Meteors; ZHR 20; 4 days before New Moon
22Club Observing06:30Club Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
25New Moon10:47 UTCMoon is New
29Public Observing18:30Public Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
November
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
01First Quarter06:38 UTCMoon at First Quarter
06Fall Back01:00 UTCEnd daylight savings
08Lunar Eclipse06:00 UTC11:00:00 AM UTCTotal Eclipse of Moon
08Full Moon11:02 UTCMoon is Full
09Uranus08:00 UTCUranus at Opposition
13Monthly Meeting19:0009:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
16Last Quarter13:28 UTCLast Quarter Moon
17Leonids18:00Leonid Meteors; ZHR 10; one day past last quarter
18Club Observing18:00Club Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
19Club Observing18:00Club Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
23New Moon06:56 UTCMoon is NewClub Observatory
25Club Observing17:30Club Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
26Club Observing17:30Club Observing (new moon)
30Mars02:00Mars closest to earth; disc 17 arcsec
30First Quarter14:37 UTCMoon at First Quarter
December
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
05Moon and Uranus18:00 UTCMoon ½ degree from Uranus; 152 degrees from Sun; evening
08Full Moon04:09 UTCMoon is Full
08Moon and Mars05:00 UTCMoon ½ degree from Mars; 177 degrees from Sun; midnight
08Mars06:00 UTCMars at opposition
11Monthly Meeting19:0009:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Holiday Celebration (members only)TBD
13Geminiids13:00 UTCGeminiid Meteors; ZHR 150; 2 days before last quarter
16Last Quarter08:58 UTCLast Quarter Moon
16Club Observing17:00Club Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
17Club Observing17:00Club Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
21Mercury 15:00 UTCMercury at easternmost elongation; 20 deg from Sun; evening
21Solstice21:48 UTCDecember Solstice. Northern hemisphere winter
22Ursids22:00Ursid meteors; ZHR 10; 1 day before new
23New Moon10:17 UTCMoon is New
23Club Observing17:00Club Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
24Moon-Mercury-Venus16:00 UTCMoon; Mercury; and Venus 5 degrees apart; 18 degrees from sun; Evening
24Club Observing17:00Club Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
29Mercury and Venus08:00 UTCMercury 1.5 degrees from Venus; 17 degrees from Sun; Evening
30First Quarter01:21 UTCMoon at First Quarter