Cape Fear Astro Calendar

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

2020
May
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
16Club Observing08:00 PMTBD
18Jupiter – Saturn06:00 PM UTCJupiter 4.7 deg. From Saturn; 121 deg. from Sun; morning; magnitudes -2.5 and 0.6; quasi-conjunction
22New Moon05:38 PM UTCNew Moon
22Club Observing08:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
23Club Observing08:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
25Moon – M3504:00 AM UTCMoon 0.66 deg. From M35 cluster; 28 deg from Sun; evening
30First Quarter03:29 AM UTCLast Quarter Moon
June
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
04Mercury01:00 PM UTCMercury at easternmost elongation; 23.6 deg. from Sun in evening sky
05Penumbral LunarPenumbral Lunar eclipse
05Full Moon07:12 PM UTCStrawberry Moon
12Club Observing08:30 PMTBD
13Last Quarter06:24 AM UTCLast Quarter Moon
13Club Observing08:30 PMTBD
14June Meeting07:00 PM08:30 PMVia Zoom
19Club Observing08:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
20Solstice Celebration08:30 PMSolstice celebration: picnic and observingShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
20Solstice09:45 PM UTCJune Solstice
21New Moon06:41 AM UTCNew Moon
28First Quarter08:15 AM UTCFirst Quarter Moon
July
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
05Full Moon04:44 AM UTCBuck Moon
05Penumbral Lunar04:44 AM UTCPenumbral Lunar eclipse
10Club Observing08:30 PMTBD
11Club Observing08:30 PMTBD
12July Meeting07:00 PM08:30 PMCape Fear Astro monthly meetingRoom 212 DeLoach Hall UNCW
12Last Quarter11:00 AM UTCLast Quarter Moon
14Jupiter08:00 AM UTCJupiter at opposition
15Pluto11:59 PM UTCPluto at Opposition
17Club Observing08:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
18Club Observing08:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
20New Moon05:32 PM UTCNew Moon
20Saturn10:00 PM UTCSaturn at Opposition
22Mercury03:00 PM UTCMercury at westernmost elongation; 20.1 deg. from Sun in morning sky
27First Quarter12:33 PM UTCFirst Quarter Moon
29MeteorsSouthern Delta Aquarid meteors; ZHR 25; peak Jul 29 16h; 2 days after First Quarter
August
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
03Full Moon03:58 PM UTCSturgeon Moon
07Club Observing08:00 PMTBD
08Club Observing08:00 PMTBD
09August Meeting07:00 PM08:30 PMCape Fear Astro monthly meetingRoom 212 DeLoach Hall UNCW
11PerseidsPerseid meteors; ZHR 110; peak Aug 12 6h; 1 day after Last Quarter
11Last Quarter04:37 PM UTCLast Quarter Moon
12Venus12:00 AM UTCVenus at westernmost elongation; 45.8 deg. from Sun in morning sky
14Club Observing08:00 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
15Club Observing08:00 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
19New Moon02:41 AM UTCNew Moon
21Club Observing08:00 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
22Club Observing08:00 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
25First Quarter05:58 PM UTCFirst Quarter Moon
September
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
02Full Moon05:22 AM UTCCorn Moon
10Club Observing07:30 PMTBD
10Last Quarter09:27 AM UTCLast Quarter Moon
11Club Observing07:30 PMTBD
11Neptune08:00 PM UTCNeptune at opposition
13September Meeting07:00 PM08:30 PMCape Fear Astro monthly meetingRoom 212 DeLoach Hall UNCW
17New Moon10:59 AM UTCNew Moon
18Club Observing07:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
19Club Observing07:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
22Equinox01:32 PM UTCSeptember Equinox
24First Quarter01:55 AM UTCFirst Quarter Moon
October
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
01Mercury04:00 PM UTCMercury at easternmost elongation; 25.8 deg. from Sun in evening sky
01Full Moon09:00 PMHarvest Moon
08DraconidsDraconid meteors; ZHR 20; peak Oct 8 6h; 2 days before Last Quarter
09Club Observing07:00 PMTBD
10Club Observing07:00 PMTBD
10Last Quarter12:40 AM UTCLast Quarter Moon
11October Meeting07:00 PM08:30 PMCape Fear Astro monthly meetingRoom 212 DeLoach Hall UNCW
13Mars11:00 PM UTCMars at opposition; magnitude -2.6
16Club Observing06:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
16New Moon07:31 PM UTCNew Moon
17Club Observing06:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
20OrionidsOrionid meteors; ZHR 25; peak Oct 20 23h; 3 days before First Quarter
23First Quarter01:23 PM UTCFirst Quarter Moon
31Full Moon02:50 PM UTCBlue Moon
31Uranus04:00 PM UTCUranus at opposition; magnitude 5.7
November
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
02Jupiter - Saturn07:00 PM UTCJupiter and Saturn at heliocentric conjunction; lon- gitude 301.8 deg.
06Club Observing05:30 PMTBD
07Club Observing05:30 PMTBD
08Last Quarter01:46 PM UTCLast Quarter Moon
08November Meeting07:00 PM08:30 PMCape Fear Astro monthly meetingRoom 212 DeLoach Hall UNCW
10Mercury05:00 PM UTCMercury at westernmost elongation; 19.1 deg. from Sun in morning sky
13Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
14Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
17LeonidsLeonid meteors; ZHR 15; peak Nov 17 4h; 2 days after New
19New Moon05:08 AM UTCNew Moon
22First Quarter04:45 AM UTCFirst Quarter Moon
30Eclipse09:31 AM UTCPenumbral Lunar eclipse
30Full Moon09:31 AM UTCBeaver Moon
December
DateEventStartEndDescriptionLocation
04Club Observing05:30 PMTBD
05Club Observing05:30 PMTBD
08Last Quarter12:37 AM UTCLast Quarter Moon
11Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
12Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
13GeminiidsGeminid meteors; ZHR 120; peak Dec 13 18h; 1 day before New
13Holiday Celebration07:30 PM08:30 PMCape Fear Astro Yearly Holiday celebration and electionsTBD
14New Moon04:18 PM UTCNew Moon
18Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
19Club Observing05:30 PMClub Observing at StarfieldsShiloh Road Ivanhoe NC
21Jupiter- Saturn07:00 PM UTCJupiter 0.10 deg. SE of Saturn; 30 deg. from the Sun in the
21Solstice10:00 AM UTCDecember Solstice
21First Quarter11:41 PM UTCFirst Quarter Moon
22UrsidsZHR 15; peak Dec 22 3h; near First Quarter
30Full Moon03:29 AM UTCCold Moon