April 20th, 2014
Waning Gibbous Moon
moon

Night Sky Calendar

  Date Title Description
  04/22/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon
  04/22/2014
12:00am
Meteor Shower-April Lyrids

Peak: 4/22, 11 am MDT.
See http://meteorshowersonline.com/lyrids.html for more information.

  04/29/2014 New Moon
  05/05/2014
12:00am
Meteor Shower-eta Aquariids

Peak: 5/6/14, 1 am, MDT.
See http://meteorshowersonline.com/eta_aquarids.html for more information.

  05/06/2014 1st Quarter Moon

This event is listed for Mountain Daylight Time. Most calendars will list the event on the following day due to time zone differences.

  05/14/2014 Full Moon
  05/21/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon
  05/28/2014 New Moon
  06/05/2014 1st Quarter Moon
  06/12/2014 Full Moon

The time of the Full Moon is on the 12th at 10:11 PM, MDT.

  06/19/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon
  06/21/2014
12:00am
Summer (June) Solstice

The summer solstice for the northern hemisphere occurs when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky around noon. It is about 23.5 degrees north of the celestial equator. The Sun rises its farthest north of east and sets its farthest north of west. Daytime is near its longest and nighttime near its shortest.

In the southern hemisphere, seasons are reversed. so, the June solstice marks the beginning of winter, and the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky around noon.

  06/27/2014 New Moon
  07/05/2014 1st Quarter Moon

This event is listed for Mountain Daylight Time. Most calendars will list this event on the following day due to time zone differences.

  07/12/2014 Full Moon
  07/18/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon

This event is listed for Mountain Daylight Time. Most calendars will list this event on the following date due to time zone differences.

  07/26/2014 New Moon
  07/28/2014
12:00am
Meteor Shower-Southern delta-Aquariids

Peak: 7/29/13, 3 am, MDT
See http://meteorshowersonline.com/showers/delta_aquarids.html for more information.

  08/03/2014 1st Quarter Moon
  08/10/2014 Full Moon

This will be the largest full moon of 2014. The moon is at greatest perigee (closest approach to the earth) for the year at about 12:00 noon, MDT, on the 10th; 356,896 km away.

  08/12/2014
12:00am
Meteor Shower-Perseids

Peak: 8/12/14, 6 pm, MDT.
Peak rate: 90 meteors/hour
See http://meteorshowersonline.com/perseids.html for more information.

  08/17/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon
  08/25/2014 New Moon
  09/02/2014 1st Quarter Moon
  09/08/2014 Full Moon

The time of the Full Moon is 11:38 PM, MDT, on the 8th.

  09/15/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon
  09/22/2014
12:00am
Autumnal (September) Equinox

This event occurs on the 22nd, Mountain Daylight Time. Calendars will show this event on the 23rd, due to time zone differences.

The autumnal equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator from the northern half of the sky to the southern half of the sky. Consequently, daytime and nighttime are both about 12 hours long. The Sun rises due east and sets due west on the equinox date.

In the southern hemisphere seasons are reversed. So, the September equinox marks the beginning of spring.

  09/24/2014 New Moon
  10/01/2014 1st Quarter Moon
  10/08/2014 Full Moon
  10/08/2014
3:15am
Total Lunar Eclipse Visible from Utah

The last of two lunar eclipses visible from Utah in 2014 is a total eclipse occurring early in the morning of October 8th, MDT.

Partial phase begins at 3:15 am, MDT.
Total phase begins at 4:25 am, MDT.
Greatest eclipse occurs at 4:56 am, MDT.
Totality ends at 5:24 am, MDT.
Partial phase ends at 6:34 am, MDT.

  10/15/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon
  10/21/2014
12:00am
Meteor Shower-Orionids

Peak: 10/21/14, 11 am, MDT.
See http://meteorshowersonline.com/orionids.html for more information.

  10/23/2014 New Moon
  10/23/2014
1:37pm
Partial Solar Eclipse Visible from Utah

A partial solar eclipse on October 23, 2104, will be visible from Utah, with around 50% coverage (depending on viewing area) for Utah, Nevada and Colorado. Most of Idaho and Wyoming will see better than 60% coverage. Arizona and New Mexico will see around 40% coverage.

Partial phase begins: 1:37 pm, MDT
Partial phase ends: 5:52 pm, MDT

  10/30/2014 1st Quarter Moon

2nd 1st Quarter Moon in the month of November

  11/02/2014
2:00am
Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 2nd, 2014.
Set clocks back one hour at 2 am.

  11/05/2014
12:00am
Meteor Shower-Southern Taurids

Peak: 11/05/14, 10 am, MST.
See http://meteorshowersonline.com/showers/taurids.html for more information.

  11/06/2014 Full Moon
  11/12/2014
12:00am
Meteor Shower-Northern Taurids

Peak: 11/12/14, 9 am, MST.
See http://meteorshowersonline.com/showers/taurids.html for more information.

  11/14/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon
  11/17/2014
12:00am
Meteor Shower-Leonids

Peak: 11/17/14, 4 pm, MST.
See http://meteorshowersonline.com/leonids.html for more information.

  11/22/2014 New Moon
  11/29/2014 1st Quarter Moon

This event is listed for Mountain Standard Time. Most calendars will list this event on the following day due to time zone differences.

  12/06/2014 Full Moon
  12/14/2014 3rd or Last Quarter Moon
  12/21/2014
12:00am
Winter (December) Solstice

The winter solstice for the northern hemisphere occurs when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky around noon. It is about 23.5 degrees south of the celestial equator. The Sun rises its farthest south of east and sets its farthest south of west. Daytime is near its shortest and nighttime near its longest.

In the southern hemisphere, seasons are reversed. so, the December solstice marks the beginning of summer, and the Sun is at its highest point in the sky around noon.

  12/21/2014 New Moon

Listed for Mountain Standard Time. Most calendars will list this event on the following day due to time zone differences.

  12/28/2014 1st Quarter Moon
  03/08/2015
2:00am
Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 8th, 2015.
Set clocks ahead one hour at 2 am.

  03/20/2015
12:00am
Vernal (March) Equinox

The vernal equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator from the southern half of the sky to the northern half of the sky. Consequently, daytime and nighttime are both about 12 hours long. The Sun rises due east and sets due west on the equinox date.

In the southern hemisphere seasons are reversed. So, the March equinox marks the beginning of autumn.

  04/05/2015
4:16am
Total Lunar Eclipse Visible from Utah

The first of two lunar eclipses visible from Utah in 2015 is a total eclipse occurring in the early morning hours of April 4th.

Partial phase begins at 4:16 am, MDT.
Total phase begins at 5:58 am, MDT.
Greatest eclipse occurs at 6:01 am, MDT.
Totality ends at 6:03 am, MDT.
Partial phase ends at 7:45 am, MDT.

  06/21/2015
12:00am
Summer (June) Solstice

The summer solstice for the northern hemisphere occurs when the Sun is at its highest point in the sky around noon. It is about 23.5 degrees north of the celestial equator. The Sun rises its farthest north of east and sets its farthest north of west. Daytime is near its longest and nighttime near its shortest.

In the southern hemisphere, seasons are reversed. so, the June solstice marks the beginning of winter, and the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky around noon.

  09/23/2015
12:00am
Autumnal (September) Equinox

The autumnal equinox occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator from the northern half of the sky to the southern half of the sky. Consequently, daytime and nighttime are both about 12 hours long. The Sun rises due east and sets due west on the equinox date.

In the southern hemisphere seasons are reversed. So, the September equinox marks the beginning of spring.

  09/28/2015
7:07pm
Total Lunar Eclipse Visible from Utah

The second of two lunar eclipses visible from Utah in 2015 is a total eclipse occurring the evening of September 28th. Note: The Moon will already be will into eclipse at moon rise.

Partial phase begins at 7:07 pm, MDT.
Total phase begins at 8:11 pm, MDT.
Greatest eclipse occurs at 8:48 pm, MDT.
Totality ends at 9:23 pm, MDT.
Partial phase ends at 10:27 pm, MDT.

  11/01/2015
2:00am
Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 1st, 2015.
Set clocks back one hour at 2 am.

  12/21/2015
12:00am
Winter (December) Solstice

This event occurs on the 21st, Mountain Standard Time. Calendars will show this event on the 22nd due to time zone differences.

The winter solstice for the northern hemisphere occurs when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky around noon. It is about 23.5 degrees south of the celestial equator. The Sun rises its farthest south of east and sets its farthest south of west. Daytime is near its shortest and nighttime near its longest.

In the southern hemisphere, seasons are reversed. so, the December solstice marks the beginning of summer, and the Sun is at its highest point in the sky around noon.