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2016 Astronomical Events Calendar

This astronomy calendar of celestial events contains dates for notable celestial events including moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, oppositions, conjunctions, and other interesting events. Most of the astronomical events on this calendar can be seen with unaided eye, although some may require a good pair of binoculars for best viewing.

Many of these events and dates used here were obtained from the U.S. Naval Observatory, The Old Farmer's Almanac., and theAmerican Meteor Society. Events on the calendar are organized by date and each is identified with an astronomy icon as outlined below.


All events and times are tabulated for the western U.S. (Pacific Time) and must be converted to your local time. You can use the UTC clock below to figure out how many hours to add or subtract for your local time.

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