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2011 CELESTIAL CALENDAR

This is an astronomy calendar of the major celestial events that take place in the year 2011. A feast to behold for the eyes. This includes the moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, major planetary conjunctions, occultation and the like.

The events listed here can be viewed by our naked eyes and some with the help of binoculars. This would be a great guide to the night sky viewers, both amateurs and experts in the field.

Happy Viewing!!

Jan  |   Feb  |  Mar   |  Apr   |   May  |  June  |   July   |  Aug  |  Sep  |  Oct  |  Nov  |  Dec |

January

SUN
30
2
9
16
23
MON
31
3
10
17
24
TUES
4
New MoonPartial Solar Eclipse. The partial eclipse will be visible in most parts of northern Africa, Europe, and Asia.
11
18
25
WED
5
12
19
Full Moon
26
THU
6
13
20
27
FRI  
7
14
21
28
SAT
1
8
15
22
29

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February

SUN
6
13
20
27
MON
7
14
21
28
TUES
1

8

15
22
 
WED
2
9
16
23
 
THU
3
New Moon
10
17
24
 
FRI 4
11
18
New Moon
25
 
SAT
5
12
19
26
 

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March

SUN
6
13
20
The Vernal Equinox occurs in the northern hemisphere at 23:31 UT. There will be equal amounts of day and night. This is also the first day of spring.
27
MON
7
14
21
28
TUES
1

8

15
22
29
WED
2
9
16
23
30
THU
3
10
17
24
31
FRI 4
New Moon
11
18
25
 
SAT
5
12
19
Full Moon
26
 

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April

SUN
3
10
17
24
MON
4
11
18
25
TUES

5

12
19
26
WED  
6
13
20
27
THU  
7
14
21
28
FRI 1
8
15
22
29
SAT
2
9
16
23
30

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May

SUN
1
8
15
22
29
MON
2
9
16
23
30
TUES
3
New Moon

10

17
Full Moon
24
31
WED
4
11
18
25
 
THU
5
12
19
26
 
FRI
6
13
20
27
 
SAT
7
14
21
28
 

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June

SUN
5
12
19
26
MON
6
13
20
27
TUES

7

14
21
The Summer Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere at 17:16 UT. The Sun is at its highest point in the sky and it will be the longest day of the year. This is also the first day of summer.
28
WED
1
New MoonPartial Solar Eclipse. The partial eclipse will be visible in most parts eastern Asia, Alaska, northern Canada, and Greenland.
8
15
New MoonTotal Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
22
29
THU
2
9
16
23
30
FRI
3
10
17
24
 
SAT
4
11
18
25

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July

SUN
31
3
10
17
24
MON  
4
11
18
25
TUES  

5

12
19
26
WED  
6
13
20
27
THU  
7
14
21
28
FRI
1
New Moon
8
15
New Moon
22
29
SAT
2
Partial Solar Eclipse. This partial eclipse will only be visible off the coast of Antarctica.
9
16
23
30
New Moon

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August

SUN
7
14
21
28
MON
1
8
15
22
Neptune at Opposition. The blue planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view Neptune, although it will only appear as a tiny blue dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.
29
New Moon
TUES
2
9
16
23
30
WED
3
10
17
24
31
THU
4
11
18
25
FRI
5
12
19
26
SAT
6
13
Full Moon
20
27

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September

SUN
4
11
18
25
Uranus at Opposition. The blue-green planet will be at its closest approach to Earth. This is the best time to view Uranus, although it will only appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes.
MON
5
12
Full Moon
19
26
TUES

6

13
20
27
New Moon
WED
7
14
21
28
THU
1
8
15
22
29
FRI 2
9
16
23
The Autumnal Equinox occurs in the northern hemisphere at 09:04 UT. There will be equal amounts of day and night. This is also the first day of fall.
30
SAT
3
10
17
24

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October

SUN
30
2
9
16
23
MON
31
3
10
17
24
TUES

4

11
18
25
WED
5
12
Full Moon
19
26
New Moon
THU
6
13
20
27
FRI  
7
14
21
28
SAT
1
8
15
22
29
New Moon

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November

SUN
6
13
20
27
MON
7
14
21
28
TUES
1

8

15
22
29
WED
2
9
16
23
30
THU
3
10
Full Moon
17
24
 
FRI 4
11
18
25
New MoonPartial Solar Eclipse. This partial eclipse will only be visible over Antarctica and parts of South Africa and Tasmania.
 
SAT
5
12
19
26
 

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December

SUN
4
11
18
25
MON
5
12
19
26
TUES 1

6

13
20
27
WED
7
14
21
The Winter Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere at 05:30 UT. The Sun is at its lowest point in the sky and it will be the shortest day of the year. This is also the first day of winter.
28
THU
1
8
15
22
29
FRI 2
9
16
23
30
SAT
3
10
Full MoonTotal Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Europe, eastern Africa, Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the North America.
17
24
New Moon
31

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 Legend

Full Moon
Full Moon
Planetary Event
Planetary Event
New Moon
New Moon
Occultation
Occultation
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse
Conjunction
Conjunction
Solar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse
Meteor Shower
Meteor Shower
Solar Event
Solar Event
Comet
Comet

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