2023 The Night Sky Highlights

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January 2023

01 Jan 2023 15:12 UTC Conjunction of Venus and Pluto Sagittarius
01 Jan 2023 21:45 UTC Lunar occultation of Uranus Aries
02 Jan 2023 20:16 UTC Mercury at perihelion Sagittarius
03 Jan 2023 19:36 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Taurus
03 Jan 2023 19:51 UTC Lunar occultation of Mars Taurus
04 Jan 2023 Quadrantid meteor shower Bootes
04 Jan 2023 16:17 UTC The Earth at perihelion Pisces
06 Jan 2023 23:08 UTC Full Moon Gemini
07 Jan 2023 03:56 UTC The Moon at aphelion Gemini
07 Jan 2023 12:50 UTC Mercury at inferior solar conjunction Sagittarius
08 Jan 2023 09:19 UTC The Moon at apogee Cancer
15 Jan 2023 02:10 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Virgo
16 Jan 2023 16:46 UTC Asteroid 2 Pallas at opposition Canis Major
18 Jan 2023 22:45 UTC 134340 Pluto at solar conjunction Sagittarius
19 Jan 2023 γ-Ursae Minorid meteor shower Ursa Minor
20 Jan 2023 07:50 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Sagittarius
20 Jan 2023 11:41 UTC Jupiter at perihelion Pisces
21 Jan 2023 05:13 UTC The Moon at perihelion Sagittarius
21 Jan 2023 20:53 UTC New Moon Capricornus
21 Jan 2023 20:57 UTC The Moon at perigee Capricornus
22 Jan 2023 19:31 UTC Conjunction of Venus and Saturn Capricornus
23 Jan 2023 07:22 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
23 Jan 2023 08:19 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Capricornus
23 Jan 2023 Mercury reaches highest point in morning sky Sagittarius
24 Jan 2023 15:04 UTC Mercury at dichotomy Sagittarius
26 Jan 2023 02:03 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Pisces
27 Jan 2023 02:22 UTC Asteroid 6 Hebe at opposition Cancer
28 Jan 2023 15:19 UTC Moon at First Quarter Aries
29 Jan 2023 03:28 UTC Lunar occultation of Uranus Aries
30 Jan 2023 08:54 UTC Mercury at greatest elongation west Sagittarius
31 Jan 2023 04:24 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Taurus
31 Jan 2023 04:27 UTC Lunar occultation of Mars Taurus

February 2023

01 Feb 2023 96P/Machholz at perigee Aquarius
01 Feb 2023 96P/Machholz at perihelion Aquarius
04 Feb 2023 08:54 UTC The Moon at apogee Cancer
05 Feb 2023 18:29 UTC Full Moon Cancer
07 Feb 2023 09:00 UTC The Moon at aphelion Leo
08 Feb 2023 α-Centaurid meteor shower Centaurus
11 Feb 2023 05:03 UTC Conjunction of Mercury and Pluto Sagittarius
13 Feb 2023 16:01 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Libra
15 Feb 2023 12:14 UTC Conjunction of Venus and Neptune Aquarius
15 Feb 2023 19:54 UTC Mercury at aphelion Capricornus
16 Feb 2023 16:51 UTC Saturn at solar conjunction Aquarius
18 Feb 2023 18:53 UTC The Moon at perihelion Capricornus
18 Feb 2023 20:53 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Capricornus
19 Feb 2023 09:05 UTC The Moon at perigee Capricornus
20 Feb 2023 07:06 UTC New Moon Aquarius
22 Feb 2023 07:56 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Pisces
22 Feb 2023 22:00 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Pisces
22 Feb 2023 22:57 UTC Lunar occultation of Jupiter Pisces
27 Feb 2023 08:06 UTC Moon at First Quarter Taurus
28 Feb 2023 04:11 UTC Lunar occultation of Mars Taurus
28 Feb 2023 04:32 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Taurus

March 2023

02 Mar 2023 09:30 UTC Conjunction of Mercury and Saturn Aquarius
02 Mar 2023 10:38 UTC Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter Pisces
03 Mar 2023 18:00 UTC The Moon at apogee Cancer
07 Mar 2023 12:41 UTC Full Moon Leo
09 Mar 2023 23:07 UTC The Moon at aphelion Virgo
15 Mar 2023 02:08 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Ophiuchus
15 Mar 2023 γ-Normid meteor shower Norma
15 Mar 2023 23:40 UTC Neptune at solar conjunction Pisces
17 Mar 2023 10:30 UTC Mercury at superior solar conjunction Pisces
19 Mar 2023 15:12 UTC The Moon at perigee Aquarius
19 Mar 2023 15:22 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
19 Mar 2023 15:41 UTC The Moon at perihelion Aquarius
20 Mar 2023 21:12 UTC March equinox Pisces
21 Mar 2023 07:12 UTC 1 Ceres at opposition Coma Berenices
21 Mar 2023 17:23 UTC New Moon Pisces
22 Mar 2023 19:56 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Pisces
24 Mar 2023 10:27 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Aries
24 Mar 2023 10:32 UTC Lunar occultation of Venus Aries
28 Mar 2023 13:17 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Gemini
29 Mar 2023 03:33 BST Moon at First Quarter Gemini
30 Mar 2023 03:39 BST 136472 Makemake at opposition Coma Berenices
31 Mar 2023 07:10 BST Conjunction of Venus and Uranus Aries
31 Mar 2023 12:17 BST The Moon at apogee Cancer
31 Mar 2023 20:31 BST Mercury at perihelion Pisces

April 2023

06 Apr 2023 05:35 BST Full Moon Virgo
08 Apr 2023 16:30 BST The Moon at aphelion Libra
09 Apr 2023 04:17 BST Mercury at dichotomy Aries
11 Apr 2023 19:42 BST Mercury at greatest elongation east Aries
11 Apr 2023 23:12 BST Jupiter at solar conjunction Pisces
12 Apr 2023 Mercury reaches highest point in evening sky Aries
13 Apr 2023 10:11 BST Moon at Last Quarter Sagittarius
15 Apr 2023 03:54 BST 136199 Eris at solar conjunction Cetus
16 Apr 2023 03:23 BST The Moon at perigee Aquarius
16 Apr 2023 04:49 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
17 Apr 2023 14:34 BST Venus at perihelion Taurus
18 Apr 2023 01:43 BST The Moon at perihelion Pisces
20 Apr 2023 05:13 BST New Moon Aries
20 Apr 2023 05:17 BST Hybrid solar eclipse Aries
20 Apr 2023 17:32 BST 136108 Haumea at opposition Bootes
21 Apr 2023 08:05 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Aries
23 Apr 2023 Lyrid meteor shower Hercules
23 Apr 2023 14:03 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Taurus
24 Apr 2023 π-Puppid meteor shower Puppis
26 Apr 2023 03:19 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Gemini
27 Apr 2023 22:20 BST Moon at First Quarter Cancer
28 Apr 2023 07:43 BST The Moon at apogee Cancer
28 Apr 2023 Venus reaches highest point in evening sky Cancer

May 2023

01 May 2023 05:46 BST Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition Libra
02 May 2023 00:20 BST Mercury at inferior solar conjunction Aries
05 May 2023 18:24 BST Penumbral lunar eclipse Libra
05 May 2023 18:34 BST Full Moon Libra
06 May 2023 η-Aquariid meteor shower Aquarius
07 May 2023 14:48 BST The Moon at aphelion Scorpius
09 May 2023 η-Lyrid meteor shower Lyra
09 May 2023 20:57 BST Uranus at solar conjunction Aries
11 May 2023 06:05 BST The Moon at perigee Capricornus
12 May 2023 237P/LINEAR at perihelion Sagittarius
12 May 2023 15:28 BST Moon at Last Quarter Capricornus
13 May 2023 14:07 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
14 May 2023 20:09 BST Mercury at aphelion Aries
17 May 2023 13:40 BST Lunar occultation of Jupiter Pisces
17 May 2023 14:18 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Pisces
18 May 2023 01:22 BST The Moon at perihelion Aries
18 May 2023 02:35 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Aries
19 May 2023 16:53 BST New Moon Taurus
23 May 2023 13:09 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Gemini
24 May 2023 18:33 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Cancer
26 May 2023 02:38 BST The Moon at apogee Leo
27 May 2023 16:22 BST Moon at First Quarter Leo
29 May 2023 08:35 BST Mercury at greatest elongation west Aries
30 May 2023 21:31 BST Mars at aphelion Cancer

June 2023

04 Jun 2023 03:50 BST Venus at dichotomy Cancer
04 Jun 2023 04:42 BST Full Moon Scorpius
04 Jun 2023 05:34 BST Conjunction of Mercury and Uranus Aries
04 Jun 2023 06:54 BST Mercury at dichotomy Aries
04 Jun 2023 16:56 BST Venus at greatest elongation east Cancer
05 Jun 2023 02:58 BST The Moon at aphelion Ophiuchus
07 Jun 2023 00:05 BST The Moon at perigee Sagittarius
07 Jun 2023 12:58 BST Asteroid 11 Parthenope at opposition Ophiuchus
09 Jun 2023 21:23 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
10 Jun 2023 20:31 BST Moon at Last Quarter Aquarius
11 Jun 2023 Daytime Arietid meteor shower Aries
12 Jun 2023 Mercury reaches highest point in morning sky Aries
14 Jun 2023 0:36 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aries
16 Jun 2023 21:40 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Taurus
17 Jun 2023 14:25 BST The Moon at perihelion Taurus
18 Jun 2023 05:37 BST New Moon Taurus
21 Jun 2023 15:45 BST June solstice Taurus
22 Jun 2023 01:48 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Cancer
22 Jun 2023 11:10 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Leo
22 Jun 2023 19:30 BST The Moon at apogee Leo
26 Jun 2023 08:50 BST Moon at First Quarter Virgo
27 Jun 2023 19:47 BST Mercury at perihelion Gemini
27 Jun 2023 June Bootid meteor shower Bootes

July 2023

01 Jul 2023 05:52 BST Mercury at superior solar conjunction Gemini
03 Jul 2023 11:28 BST The Moon at aphelion Sagittarius
03 Jul 2023 12:39 BST Full Moon Sagittarius
04 Jul 2023 23:25 BST The Moon at perigee Capricornus
06 Jul 2023 21:06 BST The Earth at aphelion Pisces
07 Jul 2023 04:09 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
08 Jul 2023 22:34 BST Asteroid 15 Eunomia at opposition Sagittarius
09 Jul 2023 18:49 BST Venus at greatest brightness Leo
10 Jul 2023 02:48 BST Moon at Last Quarter Pisces
11 Jul 2023 22:21 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aries
13 Jul 2023 185P/Petriew at perihelion Taurus
17 Jul 2023 19:32 BST New Moon Gemini
18 Jul 2023 12:23 BST The Moon at perihelion Cancer
19 Jul 2023 09:57 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Cancer
20 Jul 2023 07:56 BST The Moon at apogee Leo
20 Jul 2023 09:38 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Leo
21 Jul 2023 05:01 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Leo
22 Jul 2023 13:23 BST 134340 Pluto at opposition Capricornus
25 Jul 2023 Mercury reaches highest point in evening sky Leo
25 Jul 2023 23:07 BST Moon at First Quarter Virgo
26 Jul 2023 13:37 BST Conjunction of Venus and Mercury Leo
29 Jul 2023 Piscis Austrinid meteor shower Piscis Austrinus
30 Jul 2023 Southern δ-Aquariid meteor shower Aquarius
30 Jul 2023 α-Capricornid meteor shower Capricornus
31 Jul 2023 20:27 BST The Moon at aphelion Sagittarius

August 2023

01 Aug 2023 19:32 BST Full Moon Capricornus
02 Aug 2023 06:52 BST The Moon at perigee Capricornus
03 Aug 2023 11:25 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
08 Aug 2023 00:56 BST Venus at aphelion Leo
08 Aug 2023 10:44 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aries
08 Aug 2023 11:28 BST Moon at Last Quarter Aries
09 Aug 2023 12:11 BST Mercury at dichotomy Leo
09 Aug 2023 21:20 BST Mercury at greatest elongation east Leo
10 Aug 2023 19:24 BST Mercury at aphelion Leo
11 Aug 2023 03:22 BST Asteroid 10 Hygiea at opposition Aquarius
13 Aug 2023 Perseid meteor shower Perseus
13 Aug 2023 12:09 BST Venus at inferior solar conjunction Cancer
16 Aug 2023 10:38 BST New Moon Leo
16 Aug 2023 12:54 BST The Moon at apogee Leo
18 Aug 2023 09:40 BST The Moon at perihelion Leo
18 Aug 2023 12:26 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Leo
18 Aug 2023 κ-Cygnid meteor shower Draco
19 Aug 2023 00:07 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Virgo
24 Aug 2023 10:57 BST Moon at First Quarter Scorpius
25 Aug 2023 03:29 BST Lunar occultation of Antares Scorpius
27 Aug 2023 09:14 BST Saturn at opposition Aquarius
28 Aug 2023 00:58 BST Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition Aquarius
29 Aug 2023 09:36 BST The Moon at aphelion Capricornus
30 Aug 2023 16:54 BST The Moon at perigee Aquarius
30 Aug 2023 19:07 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
31 Aug 2023 02:36 BST Full Moon Aquarius

September 2023

01 Sep 2023 09:21 BST Lunar occultation of Neptune Pisces
01 Sep 2023 Aurigid meteor shower Auriga
04 Sep 2023 20:47 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aries
06 Sep 2023 12:02 BST Mercury at inferior solar conjunction Leo
06 Sep 2023 23:21 BST Moon at Last Quarter Taurus
07 Sep 2023 16:20 BST Lunar occultation of Elnath Taurus
09 Sep 2023 September ε-Perseid meteor shower Perseus
12 Sep 2023 16:42 BST The Moon at apogee Leo
13 Sep 2023 18:40 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Leo
15 Sep 2023 02:40 BST New Moon Leo
16 Sep 2023 20:21 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Virgo
17 Sep 2023 2P/Encke at perigee Cancer
17 Sep 2023 18:19 BST The Moon at perihelion Virgo
18 Sep 2023 13:08 BST Venus at greatest brightness Cancer
19 Sep 2023 12:02 BST Neptune at opposition Pisces
21 Sep 2023 09:47 BST Lunar occultation of Antares Scorpius
22 Sep 2023 Mercury reaches highest point in morning sky Leo
22 Sep 2023 12:17 BST Mercury at greatest elongation west Leo
22 Sep 2023 20:18 BST Mercury at dichotomy Leo
22 Sep 2023 20:32 BST Moon at First Quarter Sagittarius
23 Sep 2023 07:38 BST September equinox Virgo
23 Sep 2023 19:02 BST Mercury at perihelion Leo
27 Sep 2023 02:29 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
27 Sep 2023 07:44 BST The Moon at aphelion Aquarius
28 Sep 2023 Daytime Sextantid meteor shower Sextans
28 Sep 2023 01:58 BST The Moon at perigee Aquarius
29 Sep 2023 10:58 BST Full Moon Pisces

October 2023

02 Oct 2023 04:19 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aries
02 Oct 2023 15:22 BST Asteroid 29 Amphitrite at opposition Pisces
03 Oct 2023 03:50 BST 136472 Makemake at solar conjunction Coma Berenices
04 Oct 2023 00:08 BST Lunar occultation of Elnath Taurus
06 Oct 2023 October Camelopardalid meteor shower Draco
06 Oct 2023 14:48 BST Moon at Last Quarter Gemini
09 Oct 2023 Draconid meteor shower Draco
10 Oct 2023 04:41 BST The Moon at apogee Leo
10 Oct 2023 10:45 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Leo
10 Oct 2023 Southern Taurid meteor shower Cetus
11 Oct 2023 δ-Aurigid meteor shower Auriga
13 Oct 2023 2P/Encke at perihelion Virgo
14 Oct 2023 18:55 BST New Moon Virgo
14 Oct 2023 19:00 BST Annular solar eclipse Virgo
15 Oct 2023 Venus reaches highest point in morning sky Leo
17 Oct 2023 07:43 BST The Moon at perihelion Libra
18 Oct 2023 10:28 BST Mars at apogee Virgo
18 Oct 2023 15:13 BST Lunar occultation of Antares Scorpius
18 Oct 2023 17:04 BST 136199 Eris at opposition Cetus
18 Oct 2023 ε-Geminid meteor shower Gemini
20 Oct 2023 06:21 BST Mercury at superior solar conjunction Virgo
21 Oct 2023 Orionid meteor shower Orion
22 Oct 2023 04:29 BST Moon at First Quarter Sagittarius
22 Oct 2023 22:30 BST Venus at dichotomy Leo
24 Oct 2023 00:50 BST Venus at greatest elongation west Leo
24 Oct 2023 08:55 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
24 Oct 2023 14:46 BST 136108 Haumea at solar conjunction Bootes
25 Oct 2023 Leonis Minorid meteor shower Leo Minor
26 Oct 2023 04:01 BST The Moon at perigee Aquarius
26 Oct 2023 20:01 BST The Moon at aphelion Pisces
28 Oct 2023 21:15 BST Partial lunar eclipse Aries
28 Oct 2023 21:24 BST Full Moon Aries
29 Oct 2023 08:14 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aries

November 2023

01 Nov 2023 08:24 UTC Lunar occultation of Elnath Taurus
03 Nov 2023 04:51 UTC Jupiter at opposition Aries
05 Nov 2023 08:37 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Cancer
06 Nov 2023 04:46 UTC Asteroid 18 Melpomene at opposition Eridanus
06 Nov 2023 17:40 UTC Mercury at aphelion Libra
06 Nov 2023 21:48 UTC The Moon at apogee Leo
09 Nov 2023 09:30 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Virgo
09 Nov 2023 10:34 UTC Lunar occultation of Venus Virgo
12 Nov 2023 Northern Taurid meteor shower Taurus
13 Nov 2023 09:27 UTC New Moon Libra
13 Nov 2023 17:06 UTC Uranus at opposition Aries
14 Nov 2023 14:40 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Scorpius
15 Nov 2023 03:37 UTC The Moon at perihelion Scorpius
18 Nov 2023 Leonid meteor shower Leo
18 Nov 2023 06:03 UTC Mars at solar conjunction Libra
20 Nov 2023 10:50 UTC Moon at First Quarter Aquarius
20 Nov 2023 14:06 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
20 Nov 2023 19:06 UTC 1 Ceres at solar conjunction Libra
21 Nov 2023 21:01 UTC The Moon at perigee Aquarius
22 Nov 2023 α-Monocerotid meteor shower Canis Minor
25 Nov 2023 11:14 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aries
25 Nov 2023 23:50 UTC The Moon at aphelion Aries
27 Nov 2023 09:16 UTC Full Moon Taurus
28 Nov 2023 12:30 UTC Venus at perihelion Virgo
28 Nov 2023 17:54 UTC Lunar occultation of Elnath Taurus
28 Nov 2023 November Orionid meteor shower Orion

December 2023

02 Dec 2023 Pheonicid meteor shower Phoenix
04 Dec 2023 17:14 UTC Mercury at greatest elongation east Sagittarius
04 Dec 2023 18:42 UTC The Moon at apogee Leo
05 Dec 2023 05:49 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Leo
06 Dec 2023 December φ-Cassiopeid meteor shower Andromeda
07 Dec 2023 Puppid-Velid meteor shower Vela
08 Dec 2023 11:36 UTC Mercury at dichotomy Sagittarius
09 Dec 2023 Monocerotid meteor shower Monoceros
09 Dec 2023 16:54 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Virgo
10 Dec 2023 Mercury reaches highest point in evening sky Sagittarius
12 Dec 2023 σ-Hydrid meteor shower Hydra
12 Dec 2023 23:32 UTC New Moon Ophiuchus
13 Dec 2023 15:39 UTC The Moon at perihelion Sagittarius
14 Dec 2023 05:19 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Sagittarius
14 Dec 2023 144P/Kushida at perigee Aries
14 Dec 2023 Geminid meteor shower Gemini
16 Dec 2023 Comae Berenicid meteor shower Leo
16 Dec 2023 18:52 UTC The Moon at perigee Capricornus
17 Dec 2023 22:01 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Aquarius
18 Dec 2023 11:58 UTC Asteroid 37 Fides at opposition Auriga
19 Dec 2023 14:16 UTC Lunar occultation of Neptune Pisces
19 Dec 2023 18:39 UTC Moon at First Quarter Pisces
20 Dec 2023 62P/Tsuchinshan at perihelion Virgo
20 Dec 2023 December Leonis Minorid meteor shower Leo Minor
20 Dec 2023 17:18 UTC Mercury at perihelion Sagittarius
22 Dec 2023 02:22 UTC Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition Orion
22 Dec 2023 03:16 UTC December solstice Sagittarius
22 Dec 2023 62P/Tsuchinshan reaches its brightest Virgo
22 Dec 2023 14:24 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aries
22 Dec 2023 16:46 UTC Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition Gemini
22 Dec 2023 18:47 UTC Mercury at inferior solar conjunction Sagittarius
23 Dec 2023 Ursid meteor shower Ursa Minor
26 Dec 2023 02:09 UTC Lunar occultation of Elnath Taurus
26 Dec 2023 19:55 UTC The Moon at aphelion Auriga
27 Dec 2023 00:33 UTC Full Moon Auriga
28 Dec 2023 23:58 UTC Asteroid 5 Astraea at opposition Gemini

 

 

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