December Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during December. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

December 1 Moon southern most declination (-18.9 degrees)
December 2 Pluto 2.8 degrees south of the Moon
December 3 Venus 5.8 degrees south of the Moon
December 5 Mars 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
December 6 Neptune 0.7 degrees south of the Moon Occn
December 7 Moon first quarter
December 9 Uranus 2.9 degrees north of the Moon
December 10 Saturn at conjunction
December 10 Mercury greatest elong E(21)
December 12 Moon at perigee
December 13 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
December 14 Moon full
December 14 Moon northern most declination (18.9 degrees)
December 18 Regulus 1.0 degrees north of the Moon Occn
December 19 Mercury stationary
December 21 Moon last quarter
December 21 Solstice
December 22 Jupiter 2.3 degrees south of the Moon
December 23 Spica 5.8 degrees south of the Moon
December 25 Moon at apogee
December 27 Saturn 3.6 degrees south of the Moon
December 28 Mercury inferior conjunction
December 29 Moon southern most declination (-19.0 degrees)
December 29 Mercury 1.8 degrees south of the Moon
December 29 Moon new
December 29 Uranus stationary
December 30 Pluto 2.7 degrees south of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

November Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during November. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

November 2 Saturn 3.7 degrees south of the Moon
November 4 Moon southern most declination (-18.7 degrees)
November 5 Pluto 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
November 6 Mars 5.3 degrees south of the Moon
November 7 Moon first quarter
November 9 Neptune 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
November 12 Uranus 2.7 degrees north of the Moon
November 14 Moon at perigee
November 14 Moon full
November 15 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
November 17 Moon northern most declination (18.8 degrees)
November 19 Mercury 2.8 degrees north of Antares
November 20 Neptune stationary
November 21 Moon last quarter
November 21 Regulus 1.2 degrees north of the Moon
November 23 Mercury 3.4 degrees south of Saturn
November 25 Jupiter 1.8 degrees south of the Moon
November 25 Venus 3.5 degrees south of Pluto
November 25 Spica 5.6 degrees south of the Moon
November 27 Moon at apogee
November 29 Moon new
November 30 Saturn 3.6 degrees south of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

October Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during October. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

October 1 Moon new
October 2 Spica 5.5 degrees south of the Moon
October 3 Venus 4.9 degrees south of the Moon
October 4 Moon at apogee
October 6 Saturn 3.7 degrees south of the Moon
October 8 Moon southern most declination (-18.5 degrees)
October 9 Pluto 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
October 9 Moon first quarter
October 11 Mercury 0.8 degrees north of Jupiter
October 13 Neptune 1.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
October 15 Uranus at opposition
October 16 Uranus 2.7 degrees north of the Moon
October 16 Moon full
October 17 Moon at perigee
October 19 Aldebaran 0.4 degrees south of the Moon Occn
October 19 Mars 3.3 degrees south of Pluto
October 20 Moon northern most declination (18.6 degrees)
October 21 Mercury 3.2 degrees north of Spica
October 22 Moon last quarter
October 25 Regulus 1.5 degrees north of the Moon
October 26 Venus 3.1 degrees north of Antares
October 27 Mercury superior conjunction
October 28 Jupiter 1.3 degrees south of the Moon
October 29 Spica 5.5 degrees south of the Moon
October 30 Venus 3.0 degrees south of Saturn
October 30 Moon new
October 30 Mercury 4.2 degrees south of the Moon
October 31 Moon at apogee
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object

September Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during September. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

September 1 Moon new Eclipse
September 2 Mercury 5.4 degrees south of Jupiter
September 2 Neptune at opposition
September 2 Mercury 5.7 degrees south of the Moon
September 2 Jupiter 0.3 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 3 Venus 1.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 5 Spica 5.6 degrees south of the Moon
September 6 Moon at apogee
September 8 Saturn 3.8 degrees south of the Moon
September 9 Moon first quarter
September 10 Moon southern most declination (-18.5 degrees)
September 11 Pluto 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
September 12 Mercury inferior conjunction
September 15 Neptune 1.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 16 Moon full Eclipse
September 18 Moon at perigee
September 18 Uranus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
September 18 Venus 2.4 degrees north of Spica
September 21 Mercury stationary
September 21 Aldebaran 0.2 degrees south of the Moon Occn
September 22 Equinox
September 23 Moon last quarter
September 23 Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
September 26 Pluto stationary
September 26 Jupiter at conjunction
September 27 Regulus 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
September 29 Mercury greatest elong W(18)
September 29 Mercury 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
September 30 Jupiter 0.8 degrees south of the Moon Occn
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

August Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during August. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

August 2 Moon new
August 4 Venus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
August 4 Regulus 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
August 4 Mercury 0.6 degrees north of the Moon Occn
August 5 Venus 1.0 degrees north of Regulus
August 6 Jupiter 0.2 degrees north of the Moon Occn
August 8 Spica 5.5 degrees south of the Moon
August 9 Moon at apogee
August 10 Moon first quarter
August 12 Saturn 3.6 degrees south of the Moon
August 13 Saturn stationary
August 14 Moon southern most declination (-18.5 degrees)
August 15 Pluto 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
August 16 Mercury greatest elong E(27)
August 18 Moon full
August 19 Neptune 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 22 Moon at perigee
August 22 Uranus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
August 22 Mercury 4.0 degrees south of Jupiter
August 24 Mars 4.4 degrees south of Saturn
August 24 Mars 1.8 degrees north of Antares
August 25 Moon last quarter
August 25 Aldebaran 0.2 degrees south of the Moon Occn
August 27 Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
August 27 Venus 0.1 degrees north of Jupiter
August 29 Mercury 5.0 degrees south of Venus
August 30 Mercury stationary
August 31 Regulus 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

July Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during July. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

July 1 Moon at perigee
July 2 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 3 Moon northern most declination (18.6 degrees)
July 4 Mercury 5.6 degrees north of the Moon
July 4 Moon new
July 4 Earth at aphelion
July 5 Venus 5.1 degrees north of the Moon
July 6 Venus 5.6 degrees south of Pollux
July 7 Mercury superior conjunction
July 7 Pluto at opposition
July 7 Regulus 1.7 degrees north of the Moon
July 9 Jupiter 0.8 degrees north of the Moon Occn
July 10 Mercury 5.0 degrees south of Pollux
July 12 Moon first quarter
July 12 Spica 5.3 degrees south of the Moon
July 13 Moon at apogee
July 16 Saturn 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
July 16 Mercury 0.5 degrees north of Venus
July 18 Moon southern most declination (-18.6 degrees)
July 19 Pluto 3.0 degrees south of the Moon
July 19 Moon full
July 23 Neptune 1.0 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 26 Uranus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
July 26 Moon last quarter
July 27 Moon at perigee
July 29 Aldebaran 0.3 degrees south of the Moon Occn
July 30 Uranus stationary
July 30 Mercury 0.3 degrees north of Regulus
July 31 Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
  • aphelion: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Sun
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object

June Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during June. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

June 1 Venus 5.2 degrees north of Aldebaran
June 1 Uranus 2.3 degrees north of the Moon
June 3 Saturn at opposition
June 3 Mercury 0.7 degrees north of the Moon Occn
June 3 Moon at perigee
June 4 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
June 5 Venus 4.9 degrees north of the Moon
June 5 Moon new
June 5 Mercury greatest elong W(24)
June 6 Moon northern most declination (18.6 degrees)
June 6 Venus superior conjunction
June 10 Regulus 1.9 degrees north of the Moon
June 11 Jupiter 1.4 degrees north of the Moon
June 12 Moon first quarter
June 14 Neptune stationary
June 15 Spica 5.1 degrees south of the Moon
June 15 Moon at apogee
June 19 Saturn 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
June 19 Mercury 3.8 degrees north of Aldebaran
June 20 Moon full
June 20 Moon southern most declination (-18.6 degrees)
June 20 Solstice
June 21 Pluto 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
June 25 Neptune 1.1 degrees south of the Moon Occn
June 27 Moon last quarter
June 29 Uranus 2.6 degrees north of the Moon
June 30 Mars stationary
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object

May Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during May. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

May 2 Neptune 1.6 degrees south of the Moon
May 5 Uranus 2.1 degrees north of the Moon
May 6 Moon at perigee
May 6 Venus 2.6 degrees north of the Moon
May 6 Moon new
May 7 Mercury 5.1 degrees north of the Moon
May 8 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
May 9 Mercury inferior conjunction
May 9 Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
May 9 Jupiter stationary
May 13 Moon first quarter
May 13 Mercury 0.4 degrees south of Venus
May 14 Regulus 2.2 degrees north of the Moon
May 15 Jupiter 1.9 degrees north of the Moon
May 18 Spica 4.9 degrees south of the Moon
May 18 Moon at apogee
May 21 Moon full
May 21 Mercury stationary
May 21 Mars 5.9 degrees south of the Moon
May 22 Mars at opposition
May 22 Saturn 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
May 24 Moon southern most declination (-18.5 degrees)
May 25 Pluto 2.9 degrees south of the Moon
May 29 Moon last quarter
May 29 Neptune 1.4 degrees south of the Moon
May 30 Mars nearest to Earth
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

April Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during April. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

April 1 Pluto 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
April 4 Neptune 1.8 degrees south of the Moon
April 6 Venus 0.6 degrees south of the Moon Occn
April 7 Moon new
April 7 Uranus 1.9 degrees north of the Moon
April 7 Moon at perigee
April 8 Mercury 5.0 degrees north of the Moon
April 9 Uranus at conjunction
April 10 Aldebaran 0.4 degrees south of the Moon Occn
April 12 Moon northern most declination (18.3 degrees)
April 14 Moon first quarter
April 16 Regulus 2.4 degrees north of the Moon
April 17 Mars stationary
April 18 Jupiter 2.1 degrees north of the Moon
April 18 Mercury greatest elong E(20)
April 18 Pluto stationary
April 21 Spica 4.8 degrees south of the Moon
April 21 Moon at apogee
April 22 Moon full
April 22 Venus 0.8 degrees south of Uranus
April 25 Mars 4.8 degrees south of the Moon
April 25 Saturn 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
April 27 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
April 28 Pluto 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
April 29 Mercury stationary
April 30 Moon last quarter
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

March Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during March. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

March 1 Moon last quarter
March 2 Saturn 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
March 3 Moon southern most declination (-18.2 degrees)
March 4 Pluto 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
March 7 Venus 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
March 8 Mercury 3.7 degrees south of the Moon
March 8 Jupiter at opposition
March 8 Neptune 1.9 degrees south of the Moon
March 9 Moon new Eclipse
March 10 Moon at perigee
March 11 Uranus 1.8 degrees north of the Moon
March 11 Mercury 1.4 degrees south of Neptune
March 14 Aldebaran 0.3 degrees south of the Moon Occn
March 15 Moon first quarter
March 16 Moon northern most declination (18.2 degrees)
March 20 Equinox
March 20 Regulus 2.4 degrees north of the Moon
March 20 Venus 0.5 degrees south of Neptune
March 22 Jupiter 2.0 degrees north of the Moon
March 23 Moon full Eclipse
March 23 Mercury superior conjunction
March 25 Spica 4.9 degrees south of the Moon
March 25 Saturn stationary
March 25 Moon at apogee
March 28 Mars 4.1 degrees south of the Moon
March 29 Saturn 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
March 30 Moon southern most declination (-18.2 degrees)
March 31 Moon last quarter
March 31 Mercury 0.6 degrees north of Uranus
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • superior conjunction: Conjunction where the Sun is between the Earth another solar system object

February Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during February. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

February 1 Moon last quarter
February 1 Mars 2.6 degrees south of the Moon
February 3 Saturn 3.4 degrees south of the Moon
February 5 Moon southern most declination (-18.3 degrees)
February 6 Venus 1.1 degrees south of Pluto
February 6 Pluto 3.2 degrees south of the Moon
February 6 Venus 4.3 degrees south of the Moon
February 6 Mercury 3.7 degrees south of the Moon
February 7 Mercury greatest elong W(26)
February 8 Moon new
February 9 Neptune 2.0 degrees south of the Moon
February 11 Moon at perigee
February 12 Uranus 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
February 15 Moon first quarter
February 16 Aldebaran 0.4 degrees south of the Moon Occn
February 17 Moon northern most declination (18.3 degrees)
February 22 Regulus 2.4 degrees north of the Moon
February 22 Moon full
February 24 Jupiter 1.6 degrees north of the Moon
February 26 Spica 4.9 degrees south of the Moon
February 27 Moon at apogee
February 28 Neptune at conjunction
February 29 Mars 3.5 degrees south of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth

January Moon & Planet data for 2016


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during January. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

January 2 Moon last quarter
January 2 Moon at apogee
January 2 Earth at perihelion
January 3 Spica 4.5 degrees south of the Moon
January 3 Mars 1.4 degrees south of the Moon
January 5 Mercury stationary
January 6 Pluto at conjunction
January 7 Venus 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
January 7 Saturn 3.3 degrees south of the Moon
January 8 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
January 8 Jupiter stationary
January 9 Venus 0.1 degrees north of Saturn
January 9 Pluto 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
January 10 Moon new
January 10 Mercury 2.1 degrees south of the Moon
January 13 Neptune 2.2 degrees south of the Moon
January 14 Mercury inferior conjunction
January 15 Moon at perigee
January 16 Uranus 1.4 degrees north of the Moon
January 16 Moon first quarter
January 20 Aldebaran 0.5 degrees south of the Moon Occn
January 21 Moon northern most declination (18.4 degrees)
January 23 Mercury 1.6 degrees north of Pluto
January 24 Moon full
January 25 Mercury stationary
January 26 Regulus 2.4 degrees north of the Moon
January 28 Jupiter 1.3 degrees north of the Moon
January 29 Mercury 0.6 degrees north of Pluto
January 30 Moon at apogee
January 30 Spica 4.8 degrees south of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • conjunction: Two astronomical objects are 'lined up' (have the same right ascension) when viewed from Earth. If only one object is mentioned the Sun is generally the other object.
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • inferior conjunction: Conjunction where a solar system object is between the Earth and the Sun
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • perihelion: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Sun