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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 2019.

Moon Phases

CURRENT MOON

New Moon

First Quarter

Full Moon

Third Quarter

January 5

January 14

January 21

January 27

February 4

February 12

February 19

February 26

March 6

March 14

March 20

March 28

April 5

April 12

April 19

April 26

May 4

May 11

May 18

May 26

June 3

June 10

June 17

June 25

July 2

July 9

July 16

July 24

July 31

August 7

August 15

August 23

August 30

September 5

September 14

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 13

October 21

October 27

November 4

November 12

November 19

November 26

December 4

December 12

December 19

December 26

 

 

 

Eclipses

January 21:  Total Lunar Eclipse

The Moon will be darkened by Earth's shadow. Visible in Barbados.

July 2:  Total Solar Eclipse

Visible in South America and Pacific. Not visible in Barbados.

Transits

November 11:  Transit of Mercury

Mercury crosses the face of the Sun. Visible in Barbados; South America; parts of North America; parts of Europe and Asia; Africa; Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

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 23:  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 22:  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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