Astronomical Calendar for 2020

Year

Difficulty

October
1 Mercury at highest altitude in evening sky
Mercury at greatest elongation east
Full Moon
M110 is well placed
M32 is well placed
M31 is well placed
2 Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Lunar occultation of Mars
3 The Moon at apogee
NGC 253 is well placed
4 SMC is well placed
NGC 300 is well placed
5 Supernova SN2020uxz discovered
October Camelopardalid meteor shower 2020
6 Mars at perigee
Mercury at dichotomy
7 NGC 362 is well placed
8 Draconid meteor shower 2020
9 Moon at Last Quarter
10 Southern Taurid meteor shower 2020
11 δ-Aurigid meteor shower 2020
12 C/2020 P1 (NEOWISE) at perigee
13 Mars at opposition
Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
Close approach of the Moon and Venus
14 M33 is well placed
16 New Moon
The Moon at perigee
17 136199 Eris at opposition
Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
18 ε-Geminid meteor shower 2020
The Moon at perihelion
20 C/2020 P1 (NEOWISE) at perihelion
136108 Haumea at solar conjunction
21 The Great Conjunction of 2020
Supernova SN2020xtz discovered
Orionid meteor shower 2020
22 Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
23 Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
Moon at First Quarter
Asteroid 11 Parthenope at opposition
24 Leonis Minorid meteor shower 2020
25 Mercury at inferior solar conjunction
26 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) at perihelion
NGC 869 is well placed
27 Asteroid 471 Papagena at opposition
NGC 884 is well placed
28 The Moon at aphelion
29 Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
30 The Moon at apogee
Venus at perihelion
31 Blue Moon
Uranus at opposition
Fornax is well placed

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