Cape Fear Astro Calendar

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

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June
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
07Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (New moon)Club Observatory
08Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (New moon)Club Observatory
09Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting
13First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
15Public Observing08:20 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
20June SolsticeJune (northern summer) Solstice
21Full MoonMoon is Full
28Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
28Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (:ast quarter)Club Observatory
29Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (:ast quarter)Club Observatory
July
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
05New MoonMoon is New
05Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (New moon)Club Observatory
06Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (New moon)Club Observatory
07Moon and MercuryWaxing Crescent near Mercury: evening
13First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
13Moon and Spica OccultationFirst quarter moon occults Spica (sets before emergence)
13Public Observing08:20 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
14Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
15Mars and UranusMars near Uranus (sep ~ 1/2°)
21Full MoonMoon is Full
26Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (:ast quarter)Club Observatory
27Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
27South Delta AquaridsSouth Delta Aquarids; ZHR 25; Last quarter moon
27Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (:ast quarter)Club Observatory
August
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
02Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
03Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
04Mars-Jupiter-AldebaranMars Jupiter
04New MoonMoon is New
10Public Observing08:30 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
11Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
12First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
12Perseid MeteorsPerseid Meteors; ZHR 100: Waxing Crescent
14Mars and JupiterMars near Jupiter sep ~ 1/3°: morning
19Full MoonMoon is Full
23Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
24Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
26Last QuarterMoon at Last Quarter
26Moon and PleiadesMoon near Pleiades: morning. Occultation Europe
30Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
31Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
September
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
01Moon and MercuryWaning Crescent moon near Mercury: morning
01Uranus and PleiadesUranus 5° from Pleiades cluster
02New MoonMoon is New
08SaturnSaturn at Opposition
08Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting
10First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
14InOMN07:00 PM09:00:00 PMInternational Observe the Moon NightCape Fear Museum
14Public Observing07:30 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
17Full MoonMoon is Full
20Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
21NeptuneNeptune at opposition
21Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
22EquinoxSeptember (northern autumn) equinox
24Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
27Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
28Club Observing07:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
30SRSPStaunton River Star PartyStaunton River State Park VA
October
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
02Annular solar eclipseAnnular Solar Eclipse Pacific and S. America
02New MoonMoon is New
04Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
05Moon and VenusWaxing Crescent near Venus: evening
05Club Observing06:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
10First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
12Public Observing07:00 PMPublic Observing Session; starts at sunsetCarolina Beach State Park
13Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
17Full MoonMoon is Full
20OrionidsOrionid Meteors; ZHR 20: Waning Gibbous moon
22Club Observing06:30 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
23Club Observing06:30 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
24Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
24Moon and AntaresMoon ~3° from Antares: evening
November
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
01New MoonMoon is NewClub Observatory
01Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
02Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)
05Fall Back01:00 AMEnd daylight savings
08First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
10Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Monthly Meeting212 DeLoach Hall; UNCW; also via Zoom
14MercuryMercury at greatest eatern elongation (evening)
15Full MoonMoon is Full
17LeonidsLeonid Meteors: ZHR 10; Waning Gibbous moon
17UranusUranus at opposition
22Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
22Club Observing06:00 PMClub Observing (Waning gibbous moon)Club Observatory
23Club Observing06:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
29Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
30New MoonMoon is NewClub Observatory
30Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing (new moon)
December
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
07JupiterJupiter at opposition
08First QuarterMoon at First Quarter
08Monthly Meeting07:00 PM09:00:00 PMCape Fear Astro Holiday Celebration (members only)TBD
13GeminiidsGeminiid Meteors; ZHR 150; 2 days before full moon
15Full MoonMoon is Full
18Moon and Mars04:37:00 PMMoon ~ ½° from Mars
20Club Observing05:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
21SolsticeDecember Solstice. Northern hemisphere winter
21Club Observing05:00 PMClub Observing (last quarter moon)Club Observatory
22Last QuarterLast Quarter Moon
22UrsidsUrsid meteors; ZHR 10; Last quarter moon
25MercuryMercury at greatest western elongation (morning)
27Club Observing05:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
28Moon-Mercury-AntaresMoon near Antares ~10° from Mercury
28Club Observing05:00 PMClub Observing (new moon)Club Observatory
30New MoonMoon is New