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  2015 

 

JANUARY 2015

 

01/03/2015

 

Quadrantids meteor shower peaks before dawn tomorrow

01/04/2015

 

Earth at perihelion  (91,401,344 miles)

01/07/2015

 

Bright planet Jupiter to upper left of the moon during late evening

01/12/2015

 

Planet Mercury just to right of brilliant Venus low in southwest at dusk

01/15/2015

 

Planet Saturn near waning crescent moon at dawn tomorrow

01/21/2015

 

Crescent moon forms triangle with Venus and Mercury in southwest at dusk

01/22/2015

 

Mars just to left of waxing crescent moon at dusk

 

FEBRUARY 2015

 

02/03/2015

 

Jupiter to the left of full "Snow" moon rising in the east at sunset

02/06/2015

 

Bright Jupiter at opposition tonight; rises in the east at sunset

02/07/2015

 

Faint zodiacal light appears in western sky after twilight for next two weeks

02/11/2015

 

Planet Saturn to the left of waning crescent moon before dawn tomorrow

02/12/2015

 

Planet Saturn to the right of waning crescent moon before dawn tomorrow

02/20/2015

 

Waxing crescent moon near Mars and Venus low in west at dusk

02/23/2015

 

Planet Mercury very low in the southeast before sunrise tomorrow

 

MARCH 2015

 

03/03/2015

 

Bright planet Jupiter to  left of the nearly full moon at dusk

03/05/2015

 

Full "Worm" moon rises in east at sunset; farthest and smallest of 2015

03/08/2015

 

Daylight Saving Time begins; sun sets one hour later tonight

03/09/2015

 

Faint zodiacal light appears in western sky after twilight for next two weeks

03/11/2015

 

Planet Saturn to the left of waning crescent moon before dawn tomorrow

03/12/2015

 

Planet Saturn to the right of waning crescent moon before dawn tomorrow

03/20/2015

 

Spring equinox at 4:44 p.m. PDT today; moon near Mars and Venus at dusk

03/29/2015

 

Waxing gibbous moon to the right of bright planet Jupiter at dusk

 

APRIL 2015

 

04/03/2015

 

Total eclipse of full "Pink" moon from 3:16 a.m. until moonset tomorrow

04/07/2015

 

Waning gibbous moon above planet Saturn around midnight tonight

04/21/2015

 

Bright planet Venus to the right of the waxing crescent moon at dusk

04/22/2015

 

Lyrids meteor shower peaks late tonight and before dawn tomorrow

 

MAY 2015

 

05/03/2015

 

Full "Flower" moon rises in east at sunset

05/05/2015

 

Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks late tonight and before dawn tomorrow

05/07/2015

 

Planet Mercury appears very low in the west-northwest after sunset

05/21/2015

 

Brilliant planet Venus to the right of waxing crescent moon at dusk

05/22/2015

 

Ringed planet Saturn at opposition; rises in east at sunset and visible all night

05/23/2015

 

Bright planet Jupiter near waxing crescent moon at dusk

05/31/2015

 

Planet Saturn below waxing gibbous moon after dusk

 

JUNE 2015

 

06/01/2015

 

Planet Saturn above full "Strawberry" moon after dusk

06/06/2015

 

Brilliant Venus very high in western sky at dusk; telescope shows quarter phase

06/19/2015

 

Waxing crescent moon below Venus and Jupiter in west at dusk

06/20/2015

 

Waxing crescent moon to left of Venus and Jupiter in west at dusk

06/21/2015

 

Summer solstice occurs at 9:38 a.m. PDT today

06/24/2015

 

Planet Mercury visible low in the east at dawn

06/28/2015

 

Planet Saturn very close to the waxing gibbous moon after dusk

06/30/2015

 

Bright Venus and Jupiter less than 0.3 degrees apart in west at dusk

 

JULY 2015

 

07/01/2015

 

Full "Buck" moon rises in southeastern sky at sunset

07/06/2015

 

Earth at aphelion at noon today  (94,506,508 miles)

07/10/2015

 

Venus very bright in west at dusk; telescope shows crescent phase

07/17/2015

 

Waxing crescent moon below Venus and Jupiter low in west at dusk

07/18/2015

 

Waxing crescent moon next to brilliant Venus low in west at dusk

07/25/2015

 

Planet Saturn below and to the left of the waxing gibbous moon at dusk

07/26/2015

 

Waxing gibbous moon to the left of  planet Saturn at dusk

07/30/2015

 

Full moon rises in east at sunset; visible all night long

 

AUGUST 2015

 

08/06/2015

 

Planets Mercury and Jupiter appear very close low in west just after sunset

08/12/2015

 

Perseids meteor shower peaks before dawn tomorrow

08/19/2015

 

Mars appears near Beehive star cluster low in east before dawn tomorrow

08/21/2015

 

Nearly first quarter moon appear to the right of the planet Saturn at dusk

08/22/2015

 

Planet Saturn appears to the right of the first quarter moon at dusk

08/29/2015

 

Full "Sturgeon" moon rises in east-southeast at sunset; visible all night long

 

SEPTEMBER 2015

 

09/04/2015

 

Planet Mercury low in the west-southwest shortly after sunset

09/08/2015

 

Waning crescent moon above brilliant Venus in east at dawn tomorrow

09/09/2015

 

Waning crescent moon between Venus and Mars in east at dawn tomorrow

09/10/2015

 

Waning crescent moon above Jupiter low in east at dawn tomorrow

09/11/2015

 

Faint zodiacal light appears in eastern sky before dawn for next two weeks

09/18/2015

 

Planet Saturn below waxing crescent moon at dusk

09/22/2015

 

Autumnal equinox occurs at 1:21 a.m. PDT tomorrow

09/27/2015

 

Total eclipse of full "Harvest" moon from moonrise to 9:27 p.m.; largest in 2015.

 

OCTOBER 2015

 

10/06/2015

 

Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury form alignment in east at dawn tomorrow

10/07/2015

 

Waning crescent moon above brilliant Venus in east at dawn tomorrow

10/08/2015

 

Waning crescent moon next to Mars and Jupiter in east at dawn tomorrow

10/11/2015

 

Faint zodiacal light appears in eastern sky before dawn for next two weeks

10/12/2015

 

Planet Uranus at opposition; may be visible to unaided eye from very dark site

10/15/2015

 

Mercury visible very low in east before sunrise tomorrow

10/16/2015

 

Mars less than 0.5 degrees from bright Jupiter low in east at dawn tomorrow

10/20/2015

 

Orionids meteor shower before dawn tomorrow

10/24/2015

 

Planet Venus and Jupiter only 1 degree apart low in east at dawn tomorrow

10/26/2015

 

Full "Hunter's" moon rises in east at sunset, visible all night

 

NOVEMBER 2015

 

11/01/2015

 

Daylight Saving Time ends; sun sets one hour earlier tonight

11/02/2015

 

Planets Mars and Venus less than 1 degree apart low in east at dawn tomorrow

11/04/2015

 

Moon, Jupiter, Mars and Venus align in eastern sky at dawn tomorrow

11/05/2015

 

Waning crescent moon near bright planet Jupiter low in the east at dawn tomorrow

11/06/2015

 

Waning crescent moon below Venus and Mars low in the east at dawn tomorrow

11/17/2015

 

Leonids meteor shower before dawn tomorrow

11/25/2015

 

Full "Beaver" moon rises in east-northeastern sky at sunset; visible all night

 

DECEMBER 2015

 

12/02/2015

 

Bright planet Jupiter to left of waning crescent moon at dawn tomorrow

12/03/2015

 

Bright planet Jupiter to right of waning crescent moon at dawn tomorrow

12/04/2015

 

Waning crescent moon above and to the right of Mars at dawn tomorrow

12/05/2015

 

Waning crescent moon between Mars and Venus in east at dawn tomorrow

12/06/2015

 

Waning crescent moon occults Venus from about 8:10 to about 10 a.m. tomorrow

12/07/2015

 

Waning crescent moon below brilliant Venus in east at dusk tomorrow

12/13/2015

 

Geminids meteor shower peaks tonight and before dawn tomorrow

12/21/2015

 

Winter solstice occurs at 9:48 p.m. PST

12/24/2015

 

Full "Cold" moon rises in northeast at sunset; visible all night long

12/29/2015

 

Mercury low in southwest shortly after sunset; telescope shows quarter phase

12/30/2015

 

Waning gibbous moon below planet Jupiter at dawn

 

All events and times are tabulated for the western U.S. (Pacific Time)
Please make adjustments for your location and local time.
 

 
 

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