2021 The Night Sky Highlights

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(UTC = Coordinated Universal Time +00:00 / BST = British Summer Time +01:00)

January 2021

02 Jan 2021 13:50 UTC The Earth at perihelion Pisces
03 Jan 2021 Quadrantid meteor shower Bootes
06 Jan 2021 09:37 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Virgo
09 Jan 2021 15:36 UTC The Moon at perigee Scorpius
09 Jan 2021 21:14 UTC Conjunction of Mercury and Saturn Capricornus
10 Jan 2021 16:09 UTC Conjunction of Neptune and Ceres Aquarius
11 Jan 2021 11:06 UTC Conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury Capricornus
11 Jan 2021 20:11 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Sagittarius
12 Jan 2021 23:50 UTC The Moon at perihelion Sagittarius
13 Jan 2021 05:00 UTC New Moon Sagittarius
14 Jan 2021 08:14 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Capricornus
14 Jan 2021 21:26 UTC 134340 Pluto at solar conjunction Sagittarius
19 Jan 2021 γ-Ursae Minorid meteor shower Ursa Minor
20 Jan 2021 21:02 UTC Moon at First Quarter Pisces
21 Jan 2021 05:36 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Aries
21 Jan 2021 13:10 UTC The Moon at apogee Aries
21 Jan 2021 21:34 UTC Asteroid 15 Eunomia at opposition Cancer
21 Jan 2021 23:34 UTC Conjunction of Mars and Uranus Aries
24 Jan 2021 01:59 UTC Mercury at greatest elongation east Capricornus
24 Jan 2021 03:04 UTC Saturn at solar conjunction Capricornus
24 Jan 2021 14:22 UTC Asteroid 14 Irene at opposition Cancer
25 Jan 2021 07:37 UTC Mercury at dichotomy Capricornus
27 Jan 2021 Mercury reaches highest point in evening sky Capricornus
28 Jan 2021 19:16 UTC Full Moon Cancer
29 Jan 2021 00:35 UTC Conjunction of Venus and Pluto Sagittarius
29 Jan 2021 01:44 UTC Jupiter at solar conjunction Capricornus
29 Jan 2021 02:08 UTC Mercury at perihelion Capricornus
29 Jan 2021 16:28 UTC The Moon at aphelion Leo

February 2021

02 Feb 2021 21:34 UTC Asteroid 18 Melpomene at opposition Cancer
03 Feb 2021 19:02 UTC The Moon at perigee Virgo
04 Feb 2021 17:37 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Libra
08 Feb 2021 α-Centaurid meteor shower Centaurus
08 Feb 2021 13:41 UTC Mercury at inferior solar conjunction Aquarius
10 Feb 2021 09:48 UTC The Moon at perihelion Capricornus
10 Feb 2021 11:11 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
11 Feb 2021 19:06 UTC New Moon Capricornus
18 Feb 2021 10:21 UTC The Moon at apogee Aries
18 Feb 2021 22:45 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Aries
19 Feb 2021 18:48 UTC Moon at First Quarter Taurus
20 Feb 2021 08:36 UTC Venus at aphelion Capricornus
22 Feb 2021 16:46 UTC Asteroid 29 Amphitrite at opposition Leo
24 Feb 2021 Mercury reaches highest point in morning sky Capricornus
27 Feb 2021 08:17 UTC Full Moon Leo

March 2021

01 Mar 2021 03:57 UTC The Moon at aphelion Virgo
02 Mar 2021 05:17 UTC The Moon at perigee Virgo
02 Mar 2021 14:10 UTC Mercury at dichotomy Capricornus
04 Mar 2021 23:58 UTC Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition Leo
05 Mar 2021 06:49 UTC Conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury Capricornus
06 Mar 2021 01:30 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Ophiuchus
06 Mar 2021 09:48 UTC Mercury at greatest elongation west Capricornus
09 Mar 2021 22:58 v Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
10 Mar 2021 15:37 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Capricornus
11 Mar 2021 00:02 UTC Neptune at solar conjunction Aquarius
11 Mar 2021 01:02 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Capricornus
11 Mar 2021 02:01 UTC The Moon at perihelion Capricornus
13 Mar 2021 10:21 UTC New Moon Aquarius
14 Mar 2021 01:45 UTC Mercury at aphelion Aquarius
14 Mar 2021 γ-Normid meteor shower Norma
18 Mar 2021 05:02 UTC The Moon at apogee Aries
19 Mar 2021 17:47 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Taurus
20 Mar 2021 09:22 UTC March equinox Pisces
21 Mar 2021 14:41 UTC Moon at First Quarter Gemini
24 Mar 2021 10P/Tempel at perihelion Aquarius
26 Mar 2021 06:20 UTC Venus at superior solar conjunction Pisces
27 Mar 2021 14:43 UTC 136472 Makemake at opposition Coma Berenices
28 Mar 2021 19:48 BST Full Moon Virgo
29 Mar 2021 03:39 BST Venus at greatest brightness Cetus
29 Mar 2021 20:10 BST Conjunction of Mercury and Neptune Aquarius
30 Mar 2021 07:15 BST The Moon at perigee Virgo
30 Mar 2021 23:40 BST The Moon at aphelion Libra

April 2021

04 Apr 2021 11:02 BST Moon at Last Quarter Sagittarius
05 Apr 2021 08:10 BST Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition Virgo
06 Apr 2021 09:30 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
07 Apr 2021 08:18 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Capricornus
07 Apr 2021 13:05 BST 1 Ceres at solar conjunction Cetus
09 Apr 2021 09:32 BST The Moon at perihelion Aquarius
12 Apr 2021 03:31 BST New Moon Pisces
14 Apr 2021 04:04 BST 136199 Eris at solar conjunction Cetus
14 Apr 2021 18:45 BST The Moon at apogee Taurus
17 Apr 2021 13:08 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Taurus
17 Apr 2021 13:10 BST Lunar occultation of Mars Taurus
18 Apr 2021 01:04 BST 136108 Haumea at opposition Bootes
19 Apr 2021 02:36 BST Mercury at superior solar conjunction Aries
20 Apr 2021 07:59 BST Moon at First Quarter Cancer
22 Apr 2021 Lyrid meteor shower Hercules
23 Apr 2021 π-Puppid meteor shower Puppis
27 Apr 2021 02:23 BST Mercury at perihelion Aries
27 Apr 2021 04:32 BST Full Moon Libra
27 Apr 2021 16:22 BST The Moon at perigee Libra
28 Apr 2021 20:29 BST Conjunction of Ceres and Eris Cetus
29 Apr 2021 04:32 BST The Moon at aphelion Scorpius
30 Apr 2021 20:55 BST Uranus at solar conjunction Aries

May 2021

03 May 2021 17:59 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
03 May 2021 20:50 BST Moon at Last Quarter Capricornus
04 May 2021 22:03 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aquarius
06 May 2021 η-Aquariid meteor shower Aquarius
08 May 2021 η-Lyrid meteor shower Lyra
09 May 2021 11:25 BST The Moon at perihelion Pisces
11 May 2021 20:00 BST New Moon Aries
11 May 2021 22:53 BST The Moon at apogee Aries
12 May 2021 06:13 BST Mercury at dichotomy Taurus
12 May 2021 23:04 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Taurus
13 May 2021 Mercury reaches highest point in evening sky Taurus
13 May 2021 18:58 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Taurus
16 May 2021 05:47 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Gemini
17 May 2021 09:04 BST Mercury at greatest elongation east Taurus
19 May 2021 20:13 BST Moon at First Quarter Leo
26 May 2021 02:49 BST The Moon at perigee Libra
26 May 2021 12:14 BST Full Moon Scorpius
26 May 2021 12:18 BST Total lunar eclipse Scorpius
27 May 2021 20:46 BST The Moon at aphelion Ophiuchus
29 May 2021 06:20 BST Conjunction of Venus and Mercury Taurus
31 May 2021 02:18 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus

June 2021

01 Jun 2021 10:00 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aquarius
02 Jun 2021 08:25 BST Moon at Last Quarter Aquarius
04 Jun 2021 08:10 BST Asteroid 63 Ausonia at opposition Scorpius
04 Jun 2021 18:43 BST Conjunction of Uranus and Ceres Cetus
08 Jun 2021 03:27 BST The Moon at apogee Aries
09 Jun 2021 04:42 BST The Moon at perihelion Taurus
10 Jun 2021 02:01 BST Mercury at aphelion Taurus
10 Jun 2021 11:42 BST Annular solar eclipse Taurus
10 Jun 2021 11:53 BST New Moon Taurus
10 Jun 2021 Daytime Arietid meteor shower Aries
11 Jun 2021 02:05 BST Mercury at inferior solar conjunction Taurus
12 Jun 2021 07:43 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Gemini
12 Jun 2021 18:34 BST Venus at perihelion Gemini
13 Jun 2021 20:53 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Cancer
18 Jun 2021 04:54 BST Moon at First Quarter Virgo
18 Jun 2021 15P/Finlay at perigee Pisces
21 Jun 2021 04:16 BST June solstice Taurus
23 Jun 2021 10:54 BST The Moon at perigee Ophiuchus
24 Jun 2021 19:40 BST Full Moon Sagittarius
25 Jun 2021 06:47 BST The Moon at aphelion Sagittarius
27 Jun 2021 10:27 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
27 Jun 2021 June Bootid meteor shower Bootes
28 Jun 2021 19:41 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aquarius

July 2021

01 Jul 2021 22:11 BST Moon at Last Quarter Cetus
05 Jul 2021 05:01 BST Mercury at greatest elongation west Taurus
05 Jul 2021 15:46 BST The Moon at apogee Taurus
05 Jul 2021 23:27 BST The Earth at aphelion Pisces
07 Jul 2021 15P/Finlay reaches its brightest Aries
08 Jul 2021 05:39 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Taurus
09 Jul 2021 18:40 BST Mercury at dichotomy Taurus
10 Jul 2021 02:17 BST New Moon Gemini
10 Jul 2021 02:49 BST The Moon at perihelion Gemini
11 Jul 2021 Mercury reaches highest point in morning sky Taurus
12 Jul 2021 10:10 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Leo
12 Jul 2021 11:11 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Leo
13 Jul 2021 01:25 BST Mars at aphelion Leo
13 Jul 2021 08:06 BST Conjunction of Venus and Mars Leo
14 Jul 2021 15P/Finlay at perihelion Taurus
17 Jul 2021 11:11 BST Moon at First Quarter Virgo
18 Jul 2021 07:20 BST 134340 Pluto at opposition Sagittarius
18 Jul 2021 22:34 BST Asteroid 6 Hebe at opposition Aquila
21 Jul 2021 11:24 BST The Moon at perigee Ophiuchus
23 Jul 2021 14:44 BST The Moon at aphelion Sagittarius
24 Jul 2021 01:39 BST Mercury at perihelion Gemini
24 Jul 2021 03:37 BST Full Moon Capricornus
24 Jul 2021 17:38 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
26 Jul 2021 02:21 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Aquarius
28 Jul 2021 Piscis Austrinid meteor shower Piscis Austrinus
30 Jul 2021 Southern δ-Aquariid meteor shower Aquarius
30 Jul 2021 α-Capricornid meteor shower Capricornus
30 Jul 2021 20:10 BST Asteroid 12 Victoria at opposition Aquila
31 Jul 2021 14:16 BST Moon at Last Quarter Aries

August 2021

01 Aug 2021 14:54 BST Mercury at superior solar conjunction Cancer
02 Aug 2021 07:01 BST Saturn at opposition Capricornus
02 Aug 2021 08:35 BST The Moon at apogee Taurus
08 Aug 2021 14:50 BST New Moon Cancer
09 Aug 2021 19:40 BST The Moon at perihelion Leo
10 Aug 2021 01:42 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Leo
11 Aug 2021 07:59 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Virgo
12 Aug 2021 Perseid meteor shower Perseus
12 Aug 2021 22:34 BST Asteroid 349 Dembowska at opposition Piscis Austrinus
15 Aug 2021 16:20 BST Moon at First Quarter Libra
17 Aug 2021 10:15 BST The Moon at perigee Ophiuchus
18 Aug 2021 κ-Cygnid meteor shower Draco
19 Aug 2021 05:06 BST Conjunction of Mercury and Mars Leo
19 Aug 2021 20:10 BST Asteroid 43 Ariadne at opposition Aquarius
20 Aug 2021 01:16 BST Jupiter at opposition Capricornus
20 Aug 2021 23:15 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
21 Aug 2021 00:31 BST The Moon at aphelion Capricornus
22 Aug 2021 05:56 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Capricornus
22 Aug 2021 13:02 BST Blue Moon Aquarius
24 Aug 2021 15:22 BST Asteroid 89 Julia at opposition Aquarius
30 Aug 2021 03:22 BST The Moon at apogee Taurus
30 Aug 2021 08:13 BST Moon at Last Quarter Taurus

September 2021

01 Sep 2021 Aurigid meteor shower Auriga
01 Sep 2021 Mercury reaches highest point in evening sky Virgo
06 Sep 2021 01:17 BST Mercury at aphelion Virgo
07 Sep 2021 01:52 BST New Moon Leo
08 Sep 2021 21:18 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Virgo
09 Sep 2021 01:17 BST The Moon at perihelion Virgo
09 Sep 2021 September ε-Perseid meteor shower Perseus
10 Sep 2021 03:08 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Virgo
10 Sep 2021 4P/Faye at perihelion Taurus
11 Sep 2021 11:03 BST The Moon at perigee Libra
11 Sep 2021 20:10 BST Asteroid 2 Pallas at opposition Pisces
13 Sep 2021 21:39 BST Moon at First Quarter Ophiuchus
13 Sep 2021 22:44 BST Mercury at greatest elongation east Virgo
14 Sep 2021 10:05 BST Neptune at opposition Aquarius
17 Sep 2021 03:33 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
18 Sep 2021 03:49 BST Mercury at dichotomy Virgo
18 Sep 2021 07:54 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Capricornus
18 Sep 2021 17:44 BST The Moon at aphelion Aquarius
20 Sep 2021 12:46 BST Mars at apogee Virgo
21 Sep 2021 00:55 BST Full Moon Pisces
22 Sep 2021 20:06 BST September equinox Virgo
26 Sep 2021 22:43 BST The Moon at apogee Taurus
27 Sep 2021 Daytime Sextantid meteor shower Sextans
29 Sep 2021 02:57 BST Moon at Last Quarter Gemini
30 Sep 2021 15:50 BST 136472 Makemake at solar conjunction Coma Berenices

October 2021

02 Oct 2021 03:22 BST Asteroid 40 Harmonia at opposition Cetus
03 Oct 2021 01:43 BST Venus at aphelion Libra
05 Oct 2021 October Camelopardalid meteor shower Draco
06 Oct 2021 12:05 BST New Moon Virgo
08 Oct 2021 05:19 BST Mars at solar conjunction Virgo
08 Oct 2021 16:45 BST The Moon at perihelion Libra
08 Oct 2021 18:27 BST The Moon at perigee Libra
08 Oct 2021 Draconid meteor shower Draco
09 Oct 2021 17:11 BST Mercury at inferior solar conjunction Virgo
09 Oct 2021 19:35 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Scorpius
10 Oct 2021 Southern Taurid meteor shower Cetus
11 Oct 2021 δ-Aurigid meteor shower Auriga
13 Oct 2021 04:25 BST Moon at First Quarter Sagittarius
14 Oct 2021 08:09 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
15 Oct 2021 11:03 BST Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Capricornus
17 Oct 2021 17:31 BST 136199 Eris at opposition Cetus
18 Oct 2021 02:12 BST The Moon at aphelion Aquarius
18 Oct 2021 ε-Geminid meteor shower Gemini
20 Oct 2021 00:56 BST Mercury at perihelion Virgo
20 Oct 2021 15:57 BST Full Moon Pisces
21 Oct 2021 Orionid meteor shower Orion
21 Oct 2021 23:21 BST 136108 Haumea at solar conjunction Bootes
23 Oct 2021 23:32 BST Mercury at dichotomy Virgo
24 Oct 2021 Leonis Minorid meteor shower Leo Minor
24 Oct 2021 16:28 BST The Moon at apogee Taurus
25 Oct 2021 Mercury reaches highest point in morning sky Virgo
25 Oct 2021 04:35 BST Mercury at greatest elongation west Virgo
28 Oct 2021 15:22 BST Venus at dichotomy Ophiuchus
28 Oct 2021 21:05 BST Moon at Last Quarter Cancer
29 Oct 2021 15:43 BST Venus at greatest elongation east Ophiuchus

November 2021

02 Nov 2021 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at perihelion Gemini
03 Nov 2021 18:39 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury Virgo
04 Nov 2021 21:15 UTC New Moon Libra
04 Nov 2021 23:43 UTC Uranus at opposition Aries
05 Nov 2021 22:17 UTC The Moon at perigee Libra
06 Nov 2021 17:21 UTC The Moon at perihelion Ophiuchus
07 Nov 2021 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches its brightest Gemini
08 Nov 2021 05:20 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Sagittarius
08 Nov 2021 05:28 UTC Lunar occultation of Venus Sagittarius
10 Nov 2021 14:24 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
11 Nov 2021 12:46 UTC Moon at First Quarter Capricornus
11 Nov 2021 17:17 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Capricornus
12 Nov 2021 Northern Taurid meteor shower Taurus
12 Nov 2021 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at perigee Cancer
17 Nov 2021 06:51 UTC The Moon at aphelion Pisces
17 Nov 2021 Leonid meteor shower Leo
19 Nov 2021 08:58 UTC Full Moon Taurus
19 Nov 2021 09:03 UTC Partial lunar eclipse Taurus
21 Nov 2021 02:12 UTC The Moon at apogee Taurus
21 Nov 2021 α-Monocerotid meteor shower Canis Minor
27 Nov 2021 06:29 UTC 1 Ceres at opposition Taurus
27 Nov 2021 12:28 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Leo
28 Nov 2021 November Orionid meteor shower Orion
29 Nov 2021 04:20 UTC Mercury at superior solar conjunction Scorpius

December 2021

02 Dec 2021 Pheonicid meteor shower Phoenix
02 Dec 2021 23:34 UTC Mercury at aphelion Ophiuchus
03 Dec 2021 00:28 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Libra
04 Dec 2021 07:33 UTC Total solar eclipse Ophiuchus
04 Dec 2021 07:43 UTC New Moon Ophiuchus
04 Dec 2021 10:04 UTC The Moon at perigee Ophiuchus
05 Dec 2021 09:23 UTC The Moon at perihelion Sagittarius
06 Dec 2021 December φ-Cassiopeid meteor shower Andromeda
07 Dec 2021 00:48 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Venus Sagittarius
07 Dec 2021 Puppid-Velid meteor shower Vela
07 Dec 2021 16:07 UTC Venus at greatest brightness Sagittarius
08 Dec 2021 01:50 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn Capricornus
09 Dec 2021 Monocerotid meteor shower Monoceros
09 Dec 2021 06:11 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter Capricornus
10 Dec 2021 16:46 UTC Asteroid 44 Nysa at opposition Taurus
11 Dec 2021 01:36 UTC Moon at First Quarter Aquarius
12 Dec 2021 σ-Hydrid meteor shower Hydra
13 Dec 2021 06:45 UTC Conjunction of Venus and Pluto Sagittarius
14 Dec 2021 Geminid meteor shower Gemini
14 Dec 2021 Venus reaches highest point in evening sky Ophiuchus
16 Dec 2021 Comae Berenicid meteor shower Leo
18 Dec 2021 02:14 UTC The Moon at apogee Taurus
18 Dec 2021 06:58 UTC The Moon at aphelion Taurus
19 Dec 2021 04:36 UTC Full Moon Taurus
19 Dec 2021 December Leonis Minorid meteor shower Leo Minor
21 Dec 2021 15:45 UTC December solstice Sagittarius
22 Dec 2021 02:48 UTC Conjunction of Venus and Pluto Sagittarius
22 Dec 2021 Ursid meteor shower Ursa Minor
27 Dec 2021 02:24 UTC Moon at Last Quarter Virgo
29 Dec 2021 01:02 UTC Conjunction of Venus and Mercury Sagittarius
30 Dec 2021 14:18 UTC Conjunction of Mercury and Pluto Sagittarius
31 Dec 2021 19:53 UTC Lunar occultation of Mars Ophiuchus
31 Dec 2021 20:13 UTC Conjunction of the Moon and Mars Ophiuchus

 

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