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Since the dawn of mankind, astronomical events such as sunrise and sunset, the waxing and waning of the Moon, and the progress of constellations through the night sky, have been used for navigation and to measure the passage of time. This page is dedicated to the atronomical events that will mark our lives in 2018.

Moon Phases

CURRENT MOON

New Moon

First Quarter

Full Moon

Third Quarter

 

 

January 1

January 8

January 16

January 24

January 31

February 7

February 15

February 23

March 1

March 9

March 17

March 24

March 31

April 8

April 15

April 22

April 29

May 7

May 15

May 21

May 29

June 6

June 13

June 20

June 28

July 6

July 12

July 19

July 27

August 4

August 11

August 18

August 26

September 2

September 9

September 16

September 24

October 2

October 8

October 16

October 24

October 31

November 7

November 15

November 23

November 29

December 7

December 15

December 22

December 29

Eclipses

January 31:  Total Lunar Eclipse

The Moon will be darkened by Earth's shadow. Visible in Northern & Eastern Europe; Asia; Australia; Northern & Eastern Africa; Northern & Western South America; and Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Not visible in Barbados.

February 15:  Partial Solar Eclipse

Visible in southern parts of South America; Pacific and Atlantic; and Antarctica. Not visible in Barbados.

July 31:  Partial Solar Eclipse

Visible in southern parts of Australia; and Pacific and Indian Oceans. Not visible in Barbados.

July 27/28:  Total Lunar Eclipse

Visible in Africa, Middle East and Asia; partial eslewhere. Visible as a penumbral eclipse in Barbados.

August 11:  Partial Solar Eclipse

Visible in Northern and Eastern Europe; Northern and Western Asia; northern parts of North America; Atlantic; and Arctic. Not visible in Barbados.

Equinoxes & Solstices

March 20:  Vernal (Spring) Equinox

Equinox: the time when the Sun crosses the plane of the Earth's equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the world.

June 21:  Summer Solstice

The sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, reaching its northernmost point on the celestial sphere.

September 22:  Autumnal (Fall) Equinox

Equinox: the time when the Sun crosses the plane of the Earth's equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the world.

December 21:  Winter Solstice

The sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator, reaching its southernmost point on the celestial sphere.

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