Morgan County Observatory - 2018 Calendar of Events
Modified for Morgan County Observatory -- Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Skycal - Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA's GSFC).

MCOF Star Party Dates shown in RED on Calendar

2018 January
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
31Full Moon1

Venus 1.9 W
Mercury West 14:59
Moon Perigee 16:54
Moon N Dec 19:01
Full Moon 21:24
2

Perihelion 21:59
3

Moon-Beehive 14:50
Quadrantids 15:19
4

Moon A Node 02:48
5

Moon-Regulus 02:24
6

Mars-Jup 19:39
7Last Quarter8

Last Quarter 17:25
9

Venus Super 01:16
1011

Moon-Jupiter 00:59
12
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
13

Mercury-Sat 02:58
14

Moon Apogee 21:09
Moon-Saturn 21:13
15

Moon S Dec 11:28
New Moon16

New Moon 21:17
1718

Moon D Node 09:28
19
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
20
212223First Quarter24

First Quarter 17:20
252627

Moon-Aldeb 05:09
2829

Moon N Dec 06:32
30

Moon Perigee 04:54
Full Moon31

Moon-Beehive 02:19
Full Moon 08:27
Total Lun Ec 08:30
Moon A Node 13:46
1

Venus 5.7 E
Moon-Regulus 13:24
23

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 February
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
2829

Moon N Dec 06:32
30

Moon Perigee 04:54
Full Moon31

Moon-Beehive 02:19
Full Moon 08:27
Total Lun Ec 08:30
Moon A Node 13:46
1

Venus 5.7 E
Moon-Regulus 13:24
23
456Last Quarter7

Last Quarter 10:54
Moon-Jupiter 14:47
89

Moon-Mars 00:12
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
10
11

Moon Apogee 09:16
Moon-Saturn 09:46
Mars-Antares 11:40
Moon S Dec 18:21
121314

Moon D Node 16:11
New Moon15

Par Solar Ec 15:52
New Moon 16:05
16
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
17

Mercury Super 07:08
1819202122First Quarter23

First Quarter 03:09
Moon-Aldeb 12:07
24
25

Moon N Dec 15:07
2627

Moon Perigee 09:48
Moon-Beehive 12:28
28

Moon A Node 00:03
Full Moon1

Moon-Regulus 00:09
Venus 12.4 E
Full Moon 19:51
23

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 March
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
25

Moon N Dec 15:07
2627

Moon Perigee 09:48
Moon-Beehive 12:28
28

Moon A Node 00:03
Full Moon1

Moon-Regulus 00:09
Venus 12.4 E
Full Moon 19:51
23
4

Neptune Sun 08:32
567

Moon-Jupiter 01:57
8Last Quarter9

Last Quarter 06:20
Moon-Mars 19:37
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
10

Moon-Saturn 21:37
11

Moon S Dec 01:39
Moon Apogee 04:13
1213

Moon D Node 23:48
1415

Mercury East 10:59
16
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
New Moon17

New Moon 09:12
18

Moon-Venus 15:07
19

Mercury-Ven 03:51
20

Spring Eq 12:15
2122

Moon-Aldeb 18:33
23First Quarter24

First Quarter 11:35
Moon N Dec 22:04
2526

Moon Perigee 13:17
Moon-Beehive 20:52
27

Moon A Node 06:56
28

Moon-Regulus 09:38
2930Full Moon31

Full Moon 08:37

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 April
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1

Venus 19.9 E
Mercury Infer 13:47
2

Mars-Sat 15:02
3

Moon-Jupiter 10:14
456
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
7

Moon-Saturn 08:50
Moon S Dec 10:37
Moon-Mars 14:15
Last Quarter8

Moon Apogee 01:32
Last Quarter 03:18
910

Moon D Node 04:09
111213
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
14
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
New Moon15

New Moon 21:57
1617

Moon-Venus 15:29
18

Uranus Sun 10:35
19

Moon-Aldeb 00:45
20

Moon Perigee 10:44
21

Moon N Dec 03:38
First Quarter22

Lyrids 13:49
First Quarter 17:46
23

Moon-Beehive 02:17
Moon A Node 08:19
24

Venus-M45 12:47
Moon-Regulus 15:39
25262728
Full Moon29

Mercury West 13:59
Full Moon 20:58
30

Moon-Jupiter 13:16
1

Venus 27.2 E
2

Venus-Aldeb. 09:24
34

Moon-Saturn 16:31
Moon S Dec 19:00
5

Eta Aquarids 03:03

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 May
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Full Moon29

Mercury West 13:59
Full Moon 20:58
30

Moon-Jupiter 13:16
1

Venus 27.2 E
2

Venus-Aldeb. 09:24
34

Moon-Saturn 16:31
Moon S Dec 19:00
5

Eta Aquarids 03:03
Moon Apogee 20:35
6

Moon-Mars 03:24
Last Quarter7

Moon D Node 06:24
Last Quarter 22:09
8

Jupiter Opp 20:10
91011
MCOF
Star Party
8:30 pm
12
13

Moon-Mercury 13:21
14New Moon15

New Moon 07:48
1617

Moon-Venus 14:11
Moon Perigee 17:06
18
MCOF
Star Party
8:30 pm


Moon N Dec 11:02
19
20

Moon-Beehive 07:57
Moon A Node 09:13
First Quarter21

Moon-Regulus 20:53
First Quarter 23:49
2223242526
27

Moon-Jupiter 13:39
28Full Moon29

Full Moon 10:20
3031

Moon-Saturn 21:20
1

Moon S Dec 03:09
Venus 34.5 E
2

Moon Apogee 12:34

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 June
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
27

Moon-Jupiter 13:39
28Full Moon29

Full Moon 10:20
3031

Moon-Saturn 21:20
1

Moon S Dec 03:09
Venus 34.5 E
2

Moon Apogee 12:34
3

Moon-Mars 07:58
Moon D Node 08:39
45

Mercury Super 21:53
Last Quarter6

Last Quarter 14:32
7

Venus-Pollux 23:35
8
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
9
101112New Moon13

New Moon 15:43
14

Moon Perigee 19:55
Moon N Dec 20:52
15
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
16

Moon-Venus 09:13
Moon A Node 13:50
Moon-Beehive 15:38
1718

Moon-Regulus 03:25
19

Venus-M44 22:23
First Quarter20

First Quarter 06:51
21

Summer Sol 06:07
2223

Moon-Jupiter 14:47
24

Mercury-Pol. 17:35
252627

Saturn Opp 08:25
Moon-Saturn 23:59
Full Moon28

Full Moon 00:53
Moon S Dec 10:30
29

Moon Apogee 22:43
30

Moon D Node 12:44

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 July
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1

Venus 40.7 E
234

Mercury-M44 01:39
5Last Quarter6

Last Quarter 03:51
Aphelion 11:59
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
7
89

Venus-Reg. 19:36
10

Moon-Aldeb 05:30
11New Moon12

Mercury East 00:59
Moon N Dec 08:01
New Moon 22:48
Par Solar Ec 23:01
13

Moon Perigee 04:28
Moon A Node 22:50
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
14

Moon-Mercury 18:04
15

Moon-Regulus 12:14
Moon-Venus 23:31
161718First Quarter19

First Quarter 15:52
20

Moon-Jupiter 19:57
21
22232425

Moon-Saturn 02:10
Moon S Dec 16:55
26Full Moon27

Mars Opp 01:31
Moon Apogee 01:44
Full Moon 16:21
Total Lun Ec 16:22
Moon D Node 18:40
28

Delta Aquarids 04:50
2930311

Venus 45.1 E
23Last Quarter4

Last Quarter 14:18

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 August
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
2930311

Venus 45.1 E
2 3
MCOF
Star Party
8:30 pm
Last Quarter4

Last Quarter 14:18
56

Moon-Aldeb 14:35
78

Moon N Dec 18:33
Mercury Infer 21:59
910

Moon A Node 09:40
Moon Perigee 14:05
MCOF
Star Party
8:30 pm
New Moon11

Par Solar Ec 05:47
New Moon 05:58
12

Perseids 20:44
1314

Moon-Venus 09:35
151617

Moon-Jupiter 06:38
Venus East 11:59
First Quarter18

First Quarter 03:49
1920

Mercury-M44 22:07
21

Moon-Saturn 05:55
Moon S Dec 22:58
2223

Moon Apogee 07:23
24

Moon D Node 00:51
25
Full Moon26

Full Moon 07:56
Mercury West 15:59
2728293031
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
1

Venus-Spica 00:45
Venus 45 E

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 September
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Full Moon26

Full Moon 07:56
Mercury West 15:59
27282930311

Venus-Spica 00:45
Venus 45 E
Last Quarter2

Moon-Aldeb 21:34
Last Quarter 22:37
345

Moon N Dec 02:56
6

Moon A Node 18:42
Moon-Beehive 22:13
7

Neptune Opp 13:19
Moon Perigee 21:21
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
8
New Moon9

New Moon 14:01
10111213

Moon-Jupiter 22:21
1415
First Quarter16

First Quarter 19:15
17

Moon-Saturn 12:46
18

Moon S Dec 05:35
19

Moon Apogee 20:54
20

Moon D Node 05:30
Mercury Super 21:47
2122

Autumn Eq 21:54
23Full Moon24

Full Moon 22:53
2526272829
30

Moon-Aldeb 03:06
1

Venus 32.9 E
Last Quarter2

Last Quarter 05:45
Moon N Dec 09:03
3

Moon A Node 23:10
4

Moon-Beehive 05:51
5

Moon-Regulus 17:58
Moon Perigee 18:29
6

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 October
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
30

Moon-Aldeb 03:06
1

Venus 32.9 E
Last Quarter2

Last Quarter 05:45
Moon N Dec 09:03
3

Moon A Node 23:10
4

Moon-Beehive 05:51
5

Moon-Regulus 17:58
Moon Perigee 18:29
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
6
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
7New Moon8

New Moon 23:47
91011

Moon-Jupiter 17:21
12
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
13
14

Moon-Saturn 23:01
15

Moon S Dec 13:26
Mercury-Ven 22:32
First Quarter16

First Quarter 14:02
17

Moon D Node 08:03
Moon Apogee 15:16
18

Moon-Mars 09:01
1920
21

Orionids 13:03
2223

Uranus Opp 20:43
Full Moon24

Full Moon 12:45
2526

Venus Infer 10:13
27

Moon-Aldeb 09:04
2829

Mercury-Jup 01:28
Moon N Dec 13:34
30

Moon A Node 22:46
Last Quarter31

Moon-Beehive 10:24
Last Quarter 11:40
Moon Perigee 15:05
1

Venus 10.6 W
Moon-Regulus 23:16
23

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 November
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
2829

Mercury-Jup 01:28
Moon N Dec 13:34
30

Moon A Node 22:46
Last Quarter31

Moon-Beehive 10:24
Last Quarter 11:40
Moon Perigee 15:05
1

Venus 10.6 W
Moon-Regulus 23:16
2
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
3
45

S. Taurids 12:31
6

Mercury East 09:59
New Moon7

New Moon 11:02
8

Mercury-Ant. 23:56
9
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
10
11

Moon-Saturn 10:46
Moon S Dec 21:21
12

N. Taurids 11:48
13

Moon D Node 09:04
14

Moon Apogee 10:57
Venus-Spica 18:23
First Quarter15

First Quarter 09:54
Moon-Mars 23:16
1617

Leonids 18:05
1819202122Full Moon23

Full Moon 00:39
Moon-Aldeb 16:11
24
25

Moon N Dec 20:48
26

Jupiter Sun 01:25
Moon Perigee 07:10
27

Moon A Node 00:18
Mercury Infer 04:10
Moon-Beehive 15:57
28Last Quarter29

Moon-Regulus 04:27
Last Quarter 19:19
30
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
1

Venus 39.9 W

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.

2018 December
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
25

Moon N Dec 20:48
26

Jupiter Sun 01:25
Moon Perigee 07:10
27

Moon A Node 00:18
Mercury Infer 04:10
Moon-Beehive 15:57
28Last Quarter29

Moon-Regulus 04:27
Last Quarter 19:19
301

Venus 39.9 W
23

Moon-Venus 13:42
456New Moon7

New Moon 02:20
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
8
9

Moon-Saturn 00:30
Moon S Dec 06:12
10

Moon D Node 12:57
1112

Moon Apogee 07:25
1314

Geminids 07:16
Moon-Mars 18:21
First Quarter15

Mercury West 05:59
First Quarter 06:49
161718192021

Moon-Aldeb 02:31
Mercury-Jup 14:49
Winter Sol 17:22
Full Moon22

Mercury-Ant. 03:03
Jup-Antares 10:08
Full Moon 12:49
Ursids 16:00
23

Moon N Dec 06:48
24

Moon Perigee 04:52
Moon A Node 06:54
Moon-Beehive 23:52
2526

Moon-Regulus 11:06
27 28
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
Last Quarter29

Last Quarter 04:34
30311

Venus 46.9 W
Moon-Venus 16:50
Saturn Sun 23:53
23

Moon-Jupiter 02:37
Perihelion 04:59
Quadrantids 21:28
45

Moon S Dec 13:46

All event times are given for UTC-5:00: Eastern Standard Time (EST) with Daylight Saving Time (DST) on for part of the year.


All SKYCAL astronomical calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Special thanks to National Space Club summer intern Sumit Dutta for his valuable assistance in developing the Sky Events Calendar (July 2007).

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by an acknowledgment:

"Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA's GSFC)"