Astronomical Calendar for 2018

Year

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January
1The Moon at perigee
M41 is well placed
Supernova AT2018A discovered
Mercury at greatest elongation west
The Moon at aphelion
Full Moon
2Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
Supernova SN2018ec discovered
Supernova SN2018L discovered
3The Earth at perihelion
Quadrantid meteor shower
5C/2017 T1 (Heinze) reaches its brightest
6Close approach of Jupiter and Mars
Conjunction of Jupiter and Mars
8Moon at Last Quarter
9Venus at superior solar conjunction
134340 Pluto at solar conjunction
11Conjunction 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
12Supernova SN2018gl discovered
13Conjunction of Mercury and Saturn
Supernova SN2018gj discovered
14M47 is well placed
NGC 2403 is well placed
Supernova SN2018gv discovered
Supernova SNhunt342 discovered
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
The Moon at apogee
15Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
Supernova PS18iq discovered
16The Moon at perihelion
NGC 2451 is well placed
Supernova SN2018ka discovered
New Moon
17Supernova SN2018ie discovered
C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) reaches its brightest
18Supernova SN2018iq discovered
19Supernova SN2018is discovered
20NGC 2516 is well placed
23Venus at aphelion
NGC 2547 is well placed
Supernova SN2018kp discovered
74P/Smirnova-Chernykh at perihelion
24Conjunction of Mercury and Pluto
Moon at First Quarter
25Mercury at aphelion
27185P/Petriew at perihelion
28Supernova Gaia18aho discovered
29C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) reaches its brightest
30The Moon at perigee
M44 is well placed
IC2391 is well placed
31Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres at opposition
Full Moon
Total lunar eclipse
1 Ceres at opposition
IC2395 is well placed
April
1Supernova SN2018aoq discovered
Mercury at inferior solar conjunction
M104 is well placed
2Supernova SN2018aoz discovered
Supernova SN2018apk discovered
Conjunction of Mars and Saturn
Close approach of Mars and Saturn
3The Moon at aphelion
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
4M94 is well placed
5Supernova SN2018aqh discovered
NGC 4755 is well placed
6Supernova SN2018aqi discovered
7Conjunction 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
8Supernova SN2018ast discovered
The Moon at apogee
Moon at Last Quarter
9Supernova SNhunt365 discovered
Supernova SNhunt366 discovered
C/2016 N6 (PANSTARRS) reaches its brightest
10Supernova SN2018ata discovered
C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) at perihelion
12Virginid meteor shower
13The Moon at perihelion
136199 Eris at solar conjunction
NGC 5128 is well placed
Omega-Cen is well placed
14Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
136108 Haumea at opposition
M51 is well placed
15New Moon
16M83 is well placed
17Supernova Gaia18azs discovered
Saturn at aphelion
Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
M3 is well placed
18Uranus at solar conjunction
19Supernova AT2018awk discovered
20The Moon at perigee
211 Ceres at perihelion
22Moon at First Quarter
M101 is well placed
23Lyrid meteor shower
Mercury at aphelion
24Supernova Gaia18bda discovered
25Conjunction of Mars and Pluto
28α–Scorpiid meteor shower
Supernova AT2018bck discovered
29Mercury at greatest elongation west
Full Moon
30Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter

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