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Calendar of Cosmic Events - 2018

Check out the dates and times for astronomical events like equinoxes, solstices, meteor showers, eclipses, supermoons, and more.

JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC

People around the world converge at the Stonehenge, England to celebrate the June Solstice.21 Jun

June 21: June Solstice

This solstice is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the longest day of the year.

In the Southern Hemisphere, it's the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

Harvest Supermoon rises over the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown WV on November 13, 2016.24 Sep

Sep 24/25: Harvest Moon

The Full Moon closest to the September Equinox is called the Harvest Moon. In the Northern Hemisphere, the time between successive moonrises will be shorter around this period.

Illustration image13 Dec

Dec 13/14: Geminid Meteors

One of the best meteor showers of the year, the Geminids will peak on the night of December 13 and early morning hours of December 14, 2018, but will be visible from December 4-16.

Dark sky with tree silhouette and shooting stars.22 Dec

Dec 22/23: Ursid Meteors

Catch the shooting stars of the last major meteor shower of the year, the Ursids, when it peaks between the night of December 22 and 23, 2018.

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