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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 2017.

Moon Phases


New Moon

First Quarter

Full Moon

Last Quarter


January 5

January 12

January 19

January 28

February 4

February 10

February 18

February 26

March 5

March 12

March 20

March 28

April 3

April 11

April 19

April 26

May 3

May 10

May 19

May 25

June 1

June 9

June 17

June 24

July 1

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30

August 7

August 15

August 21

August 29

September 6

September 13

September 20

September 28

October 5

October 12

October 19

October 27

November 4

November 10

November 18

November 26

December 3

December 10

December 18

December 26




February 10:  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The Moon will be darkened by Earth's shadow. Visible in Barbados, eastern South America, eastern North America, Europe and Africa.

February 26:  Annular Solar Eclipse

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away from the Earth to completely cover the Sun. This results in a ring of light around the darkened Moon. Not visible in Barbados.

August 9:  Partial Lunar Eclipse

Part of the Moon will darken as it moves through the Earth's shadow. Not visible in Barbados.

August 21:  Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun's beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. This will be a rare, once-in-a-lifetime event for viewers in the United States. The path of totality will begin in the Pacific Ocean and travel through the center of the United States. The total eclipse will be visible in parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina before ending in the Atlantic Ocean. This will be a partial eclipse in Barbados.

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