Astronomical Calendar for 2018

Year

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January
1 The Moon at perigee
M41 is well placed
Supernova AT2018A discovered
Mercury at greatest elongation west
The Moon at aphelion
Full Moon
2 Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
Supernova SN2018ec discovered
Supernova SN2018L discovered
3 The Earth at perihelion
Quadrantid meteor shower
5 C/2017 T1 (Heinze) reaches its brightest
6 Close approach of Jupiter and Mars
Conjunction of Jupiter and Mars
8 Moon at Last Quarter
Supernova AT2018bmm discovered
9 Venus at superior solar conjunction
134340 Pluto at solar conjunction
11 Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Supernova SN2018ep discovered
12 Supernova SN2018gl discovered
13 Conjunction of Mercury and Saturn
Supernova SN2018gj discovered
14 M47 is well placed
NGC 2403 is well placed
Supernova SN2018gv discovered
Supernova SNhunt342 discovered
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
The Moon at apogee
15 Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
Supernova PS18iq discovered
16 The Moon at perihelion
NGC 2451 is well placed
Supernova AT2018bmd discovered
Supernova AT2018boy discovered
Supernova AT2018bpu discovered
Supernova SN2018ka discovered
New Moon
17 Supernova SN2018ie discovered
C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) reaches its brightest
18 Supernova SN2018iq discovered
19 Supernova SN2018is discovered
20 NGC 2516 is well placed
23 Venus at aphelion
NGC 2547 is well placed
Supernova SN2018kp discovered
74P/Smirnova-Chernykh at perihelion
24 Conjunction of Mercury and Pluto
Moon at First Quarter
25 Mercury at aphelion
27 185P/Petriew at perihelion
28 Supernova Gaia18aho discovered
29 C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) reaches its brightest
30 The Moon at perigee
M44 is well placed
IC2391 is well placed
31 Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres at opposition
Full Moon
Total lunar eclipse
1 Ceres at opposition
IC2395 is well placed
April
1 Supernova SN2018aoq discovered
Mercury at inferior solar conjunction
M104 is well placed
2 Supernova SN2018aoz discovered
Supernova SN2018apk discovered
Conjunction of Mars and Saturn
Close approach of Mars and Saturn
3 The Moon at aphelion
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
4 M94 is well placed
5 Supernova AT2018ble discovered
Supernova SN2018aqh discovered
NGC 4755 is well placed
6 Supernova SN2018aqi discovered
7 Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
8 Supernova SN2018ast discovered
The Moon at apogee
Moon at Last Quarter
9 Supernova AT2018cvo discovered
Supernova SNhunt365 discovered
Supernova SNhunt366 discovered
10 Supernova SN2018ata discovered
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) at perihelion
C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS) reaches its brightest
12 Virginid meteor shower
13 The Moon at perihelion
136199 Eris at solar conjunction
NGC 5128 is well placed
Omega-Cen is well placed
14 Supernova AT2018chc discovered
Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
136108 Haumea at opposition
M51 is well placed
16 Supernova AT2018ctx discovered
15 New Moon
16 M83 is well placed
17 Supernova Gaia18azs discovered
Saturn at aphelion
Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
M3 is well placed
18 Uranus at solar conjunction
19 Supernova AT2018awk discovered
20 The Moon at perigee
22 1 Ceres at perihelion
Moon at First Quarter
M101 is well placed
23 Lyrid meteor shower
Mercury at aphelion
24 Supernova Gaia18bda discovered
25 Conjunction of Mars and Pluto
28 α–Scorpiid meteor shower
Supernova AT2018bck discovered
29 Supernova SN2018bdv discovered
Mercury at greatest elongation west
Full Moon
30 Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
June
1 Supernova AT2018cdc discovered
2 Supernova AT2018cdx discovered
The Moon at apogee
M13 is well placed
3 Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
M12 is well placed
4 Supernova Gaia18bli discovered
Supernova SN2018cew discovered
Supernova SN2018cho discovered
5 C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) at perihelion
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) reaches its brightest
M10 is well placed
Mercury at superior solar conjunction
6 Mercury at perihelion
Moon at Last Quarter
M62 is well placed
7 Supernova AT2018cix discovered
8 Supernova SN2018cif discovered
10 Ophiuchid meteor shower
M92 is well placed
11 Supernova SNhunt382 discovered
12 The Moon at perihelion
13 Supernova SN2018cmj discovered
Supernova SN2018cmo discovered
New Moon
14 The Moon at perigee
15 Supernova SN2018cnw discovered
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) at perihelion
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) reaches its brightest
Asteroid 29 Amphitrite at opposition
NGC 6388 is well placed
16 Close approach of the Moon and Venus
Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
Close approach of the Moon and M44
M6 is well placed
NGC 6397 is well placed
17 Supernova SN2018cqi discovered
18 IC4665 is well placed
19 Supernova AT2018ctz discovered
Supernova SNhunt385 discovered
Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
20 Ophiuchid meteor shower
Close approach of Venus and M44
Moon at First Quarter
M7 is well placed
21 Supernova ASASSN-18nt discovered
June solstice
22 Supernova SN2018cur discovered
23 Supernova SN2018cuf discovered
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
NGC 6530 is well placed
NGC 6541 is well placed
24 P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) at perihelion
27 Saturn at opposition
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
28 C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) reaches its brightest
Full Moon
The Moon at aphelion
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) at perihelion
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) reaches its brightest
NGC 6633 is well placed
30 Supernova AT2018cyg discovered
29 The Moon at apogee
30 Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars

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