Morgan County Observatory - 2016 Calendar of Events
Modified for Morgan County Observatory
Skycal - Sky Events Calendar by Fred Espenak and Sumit Dutta (NASA's GSFC).

MCOF Star Party Dates shown in RED on Calendar
2016 January
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
2728

Mercury East 21:59
29

Moon-Regulus 15:30
3031

Moon-Jupiter 12:55
Moon A Node 15:19
1

Venus 37.9 W
Last Quarter2

Last Quarter 00:30
Moon Apogee 06:53
Perihelion 19:59
3

Moon-Mars 13:45
4

Quadrantids 03:01
56

Moon-Venus 18:57
Moon-Saturn 23:57
7

Venus-Ant. 06:32
8

Moon S Dec 12:56
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
New Moon9

Venus-Sat 02:42
New Moon 20:30
1011121314

Mercury Infer 09:02
Moon D Node 10:48
Moon Perigee 21:10
15First Quarter16

First Quarter 18:26
171819

Moon-Aldeb 21:16
2021

Moon N Dec 11:41
22Full Moon23

Full Moon 20:46
242526

Moon-Regulus 00:10
27

Moon A Node 18:58
Moon-Jupiter 20:14
2829
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
30

Moon Apogee 04:10
Last Quarter31

Last Quarter 22:28
1

Moon-Mars 03:48
Venus 31.4 W
23

Moon-Saturn 14:05
4

Moon S Dec 23:34
56

Moon-Venus 02:32
Moon-Mercury 11:47

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

2016 February
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Last Quarter31

Last Quarter 22:28
1

Moon-Mars 03:48
Venus 31.4 W
23

Moon-Saturn 14:05
4

Moon S Dec 23:34
5
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
6

Moon-Venus 02:32
Moon-Mercury 11:47
Mercury West 19:59
7New Moon8

New Moon 09:39
910

Moon D Node 15:46
Moon Perigee 21:42
1112

Mercury-Ven 21:32
13
14First Quarter15

First Quarter 02:46
16

Moon-Aldeb 02:41
17

Moon N Dec 18:18
181920
21Full Moon22

Moon-Regulus 07:48
Full Moon 13:20
23

Moon-Jupiter 22:58
24

Moon A Node 01:10
2526

Moon Apogee 22:28
27
28

Neptune Sun 10:17
29

Moon-Mars 13:16
Last Quarter1

Venus 24.9 W
Last Quarter 18:11
2

Moon-Saturn 01:53
3

Moon S Dec 09:19
45

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

2016 March
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
28

Neptune Sun 10:17
29

Moon-Mars 13:16
Last Quarter1

Venus 24.9 W
Last Quarter 18:11
2

Moon-Saturn 01:53
3

Moon S Dec 09:19
4
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
5
67

Moon-Venus 05:54
New Moon8

Jupiter Opp 04:58
New Moon 20:54
Total Sol Ec 20:58
9

Moon D Node 01:31
10

Moon Perigee 02:02
11
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
12
1314

Moon-Aldeb 09:44
First Quarter15

First Quarter 13:03
16

Moon N Dec 01:01
171819
20

Spring Eq 00:31
Moon-Regulus 15:05
21

Moon-Jupiter 23:57
22

Moon A Node 08:58
Full Moon23

Pen Lunar Ec 07:48
Full Moon 08:01
Mercury Super 16:05
2425

Moon Apogee 10:16
26
2728

Moon-Mars 14:45
29

Moon-Saturn 10:58
30

Moon S Dec 18:12
Last Quarter31

Last Quarter 11:17
1

Venus 17.4 W
2

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

2016 April
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
2728

Moon-Mars 14:45
29

Moon-Saturn 10:58
30

Moon S Dec 18:12
Last Quarter31

Last Quarter 11:17
1

Venus 17.4 W
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
2
345

Moon D Node 13:27
6

Moon-Venus 04:30
New Moon7

New Moon 07:24
Moon Perigee 13:36
8
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
9

Uranus Sun 17:28
10

Moon-Aldeb 18:05
1112

Moon N Dec 08:12
First Quarter13

First Quarter 23:59
141516

Moon-Regulus 20:46
1718

Moon-Jupiter 00:42
Mercury East 09:59
Moon A Node 14:04
192021

Moon Apogee 12:05
Full Moon22

Full Moon 01:24
Lyrids 01:30
23
2425

Moon-Saturn 15:28
2627

Moon S Dec 00:44
Mars-Antares 12:33
28

Mercury-M45 04:32
Last Quarter29

Last Quarter 23:29
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
30

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

2016 May
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1

Venus 9.8 W
2

Moon D Node 21:27
34

Eta Aquarids 14:45
5New Moon6

Moon Perigee 00:14
New Moon 15:30
MCOF
Star Party
8:30 pm
7
8

Moon-Aldeb 04:21
9

Mercury Infer 11:10
Moon N Dec 17:54
101112First Quarter13

First Quarter 13:02
14

Moon-Regulus 03:06
15

Moon-Jupiter 05:30
Moon A Node 16:39
161718

Moon Apogee 18:06
1920Full Moon21

Full Moon 17:15
22

Mars Opp 07:15
Moon-Saturn 17:59
2324

Moon S Dec 07:16
252627
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
28
Last Quarter29

Last Quarter 08:12
30

Moon D Node 00:45
311

Venus 1.5 W
23

Saturn Opp 01:43
Moon-Mercury 05:47
Moon Perigee 06:55
4

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

2016 June
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
Last Quarter29

Last Quarter 08:12
30

Moon D Node 00:45
311

Venus 1.5 W
23

Saturn Opp 01:43
Moon-Mercury 05:47
Moon Perigee 06:55
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
New Moon4

New Moon 23:00
5

Mercury West 04:59
6

Moon N Dec 05:13
Venus Super 17:34
78910

Moon-Regulus 10:47
11

Moon-Jupiter 15:35
Moon A Node 18:20
First Quarter12

First Quarter 04:10
13

Mercury-M45 06:06
1415

Moon Apogee 08:00
161718

Moon-Saturn 20:40
Mercury-Aldeb. 23:39
19Full Moon20

Full Moon 07:02
Moon S Dec 14:52
Summer Sol 18:35
21222324
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
25
26

Moon D Node 01:28
Last Quarter27

Last Quarter 14:19
2829301

Moon Perigee 02:45
Venus 6.8 E
Moon-Aldeb 23:58
2

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

2016 July
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
26

Moon D Node 01:28
Last Quarter27

Last Quarter 14:19
2829301

Moon Perigee 02:45
Venus 6.8 E
Moon-Aldeb 23:58
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
2
3

Moon N Dec 16:06
New Moon4

New Moon 07:01
Aphelion 11:59
56

Mercury Super 23:12
7

Moon-Regulus 19:33
8

Moon A Node 21:42
9

Moon-Jupiter 06:08
10First Quarter11

First Quarter 20:52
1213

Moon Apogee 01:24
141516

Moon-Saturn 01:11
17

Moon S Dec 23:41
18Full Moon19

Full Moon 18:57
20212223

Moon D Node 03:49
2425Last Quarter26

Last Quarter 19:00
27

Moon Perigee 07:25
Delta Aquarids 16:32
2829

Moon-Aldeb 06:53
MCOF
Star Party
9:00 pm
30

Mercury-Reg. 11:55
31

Moon N Dec 00:52
1

Venus 15.3 E
New Moon2

New Moon 16:45
34

Moon-Venus 02:19
Moon-Mercury 18:12
5

Moon A Node 03:48
Venus-Reg. 07:57
Moon-Jupiter 23:28
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.

2016 August
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
31

Moon N Dec 00:52
1

Venus 15.3 E
New Moon2

New Moon 16:45
34

Moon-Venus 02:19
Moon-Mercury 18:12
5

Moon A Node 03:48
Venus-Reg. 07:57
Moon-Jupiter 23:28
MCOF
Star Party
8:30 pm
6
789

Moon Apogee 20:05
First Quarter10

First Quarter 14:21
1112

Moon-Saturn 08:10
Perseids 08:26
13
14

Moon S Dec 09:05
1516

Mercury East 16:59
17Full Moon18

Full Moon 05:27
19

Moon D Node 10:14
20

Mercury-Jup 01:34
21

Moon Perigee 21:20
2223Last Quarter24

Mars-Antares 01:09
Mars-Sat 21:11
Last Quarter 23:41
25

Moon-Aldeb 12:21
26
MCOF
Star Party
8:30 pm
27

Moon N Dec 07:17
Venus-Jup 17:53
28

Mercury-Ven 16:09
293031New Moon1

New Moon 05:03
Ann Solar Ec 05:08
Venus 23.5 E
Moon A Node 11:27
2

Neptune Opp 11:16
3

Moon-Venus 06:33

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

2016 September
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
28

Mercury-Ven 16:09
293031New Moon1

New Moon 05:03
Ann Solar Ec 05:08
Venus 23.5 E
Moon A Node 11:27
2

Neptune Opp 11:16
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
3

Moon-Venus 06:33
4

Sat-Antares 20:03
56

Moon Apogee 14:44
78

Moon-Saturn 17:23
First Quarter9

First Quarter 07:49
10

Moon S Dec 18:05
1112

Mercury Infer 19:38
131415

Moon D Node 19:55
Full Moon16

Pen Lunar Ec 14:56
Full Moon 15:05
17
18

Venus-Spica 11:12
Moon Perigee 13:00
192021

Moon-Aldeb 18:13
22

Autumn Eq 10:21
Last Quarter23

Last Quarter 05:56
Moon N Dec 12:44
MCOF
Star Party
8:00 pm
24
2526

Jupiter Sun 02:19
27

Moon-Regulus 18:32
28

Mercury West 14:59
Moon A Node 18:06
29New Moon30

New Moon 20:12
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
1

Venus 30.9 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.

2016 October
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
2526

Jupiter Sun 02:19
27

Moon-Regulus 18:32
28

Mercury West 14:59
Moon A Node 18:06
29New Moon30

New Moon 20:12
1

Venus 30.9 E
23

Moon-Venus 13:30
4

Moon Apogee 07:02
56

Moon-Saturn 04:04
78

Moon S Dec 02:03
First Quarter9

First Quarter 00:33
10111213

Moon D Node 05:43
1415

Uranus Opp 06:15
Full Moon16

Full Moon 00:23
Moon Perigee 19:36
171819

Moon-Aldeb 02:18
20

Moon N Dec 19:38
21

Orionids 00:45
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
Last Quarter22

Last Quarter 15:14
232425

Moon-Regulus 00:01
Moon A Node 21:45
26

Venus-Ant. 06:54
27

Mercury Super 11:53
28

Moon-Jupiter 05:33
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
29

Venus-Sat 21:47
New Moon30

New Moon 12:38
31

Moon Apogee 14:29
1

Venus 37.7 E
2

Moon-Saturn 14:38
34

Moon S Dec 08:04
5

S. Taurids 00:13

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

2016 November
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
New Moon30

New Moon 12:38
31

Moon Apogee 14:29
1

Venus 37.7 E
2

Moon-Saturn 14:38
34

Moon S Dec 08:04
5

S. Taurids 00:13
6First Quarter7

First Quarter 14:51
89

Moon D Node 10:57
1011

N. Taurids 23:29
12
13Full Moon14

Moon Perigee 06:23
Full Moon 08:52
15

Moon-Aldeb 11:50
1617

Moon N Dec 04:32
Leonids 05:47
1819
20Last Quarter21

Last Quarter 03:33
Moon-Regulus 05:08
Moon A Node 21:48
2223

Mercury-Sat 13:48
24

Moon-Jupiter 20:47
25
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
26
27

Moon Apogee 15:08
28New Moon29

New Moon 07:18
301

Venus 43.2 E
Moon S Dec 14:56
23

Moon-Venus 07:34

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

2016 December
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
27

Moon Apogee 15:08
28New Moon29

New Moon 07:18
301

Venus 43.2 E
Moon S Dec 14:56
2
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
3

Moon-Venus 07:34
45

Moon-Mars 05:39
6

Moon D Node 12:35
First Quarter7

First Quarter 04:03
8910

Saturn Sun 06:03
Mercury East 22:59
1112

Moon Perigee 18:27
Moon-Aldeb 23:14
Full Moon13

Geminids 18:57
Full Moon 19:05
14

Moon N Dec 16:43
151617
18

Moon-Regulus 13:14
Moon A Node 23:46
19Last Quarter20

Last Quarter 20:56
21

Winter Sol 05:45
22

Ursids 03:00
Moon-Jupiter 11:37
23
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
24
25

Moon Apogee 00:55
262728

Mercury Infer 13:41
Moon S Dec 22:30
New Moon29

New Moon 01:53
30
MCOF
Star Party
7:30 pm
31

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)"