This Years Astronomical Events

A listing of some of the main astronomical events along with links for more information.

 

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Note: The dates and times provided below are for Phoenix, Arizona.  You may need to make appropriate time adjustments based on where you live.

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Last Updated: 2022.12.24

 

Date

Event

Images

Equipment

Reference

Comments

2023

 

 

 

 

 

01  - January

2023.01.13 - 2023.01.30

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)

 

 

Binoculars

Comet Info

 

Comet should be bright

(Mag7 to Mag5) and well positioned (in northern sky) in the pre-dawn hour during January.  See Ref for latest data.

2023.01.03 (Tue)

Moon/Mars Conjunction

Binoculars

In-The-Sky

06:30pm

2023.01.06 (Fri)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.01.21 (Sat)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.01.22 (Sun)

Venus/Saturn Conjunction

Visual, Binoculars

In-The-Sky

06:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

2023.01.23 (Mon)

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) & NGC-5907

Telescope

1, 2

05:00am - Best time to image these two with C-11 Hyperstar Config

2023.01.30 (Mon)

Moon/Mars Occultation

Telescope

In-The-Sky

Begin 09:41pm Exit 10:45pm

02 - February

2023.02.05 (Sun)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.02.11 (Sat)

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) & Mars

Binoculars, Telescope

1, 2

Comet about 2deg from Mars

2023.02.20 (Mon)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

03 - March

2023.03.02 (Thu)

Venus/Jupiter Conjunction

Visual, Binoculars, Telescope

In-The-Sky

07:00pm

2023.03.07 (Tue)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.03.12 (Sun)

Daylight Saving Time Begins

 

 

 

 

2023.03.20 (Mon)

Equinox

 

 

 

 

2023.03.21 (Tue)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.03.22 (Wed)

Moon/Jupiter close

Visual, Binoculars

In-The-Sky

02:00pm - 06:00pm

04 - April

2023.04.06 (Thu)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.04.20 (Thu)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.04.22 (Sat)

Lyrids (20)

 

Visual

In-The-Sky

Max @6pm ZHR=20 D=1.3

05 - May

2023.05.05 (Fri)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.05.17 (Wed)

  • Jupiter - Double Shadow

  • Moon/Jupiter Occultation

Visual, Binoculars, Telescope

In-The-Sky

  • Begin 04:52am End 05:58am

  • Enter 04:20am - Exit 5:12am

2023.05.19 (Fri)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

06 - June

2023.06.02 (Fri)

Mars/M44 Appluse

Binoculars

In-The-Sky

08:00 pm

2023.06.04 (Sun)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.06.13 (Tue)

Venus/M44 Appluse

Binoculars

In-The-Sky

08:00 pm

2023.06.18 (Sun)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

07 - July

2023.07.03 (Mon)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.07.17 (Mon)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

08 - August

2023.08.01 (Tues)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.08.13 (Sun)

Perseids (90)

 

Visual

In-The-Sky

Max @1am, ZHR=90 D=2

2023.08.16 (Wed)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.08.27 (Sun)

Saturn at Opposition

 

Telescope

 

Good time to image Saturn

2023.08.31 (Thu)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

09 - September

2023.09.15 (Fri)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.09.23 (Sat)

Equinox

 

 

 

 

2023.09.29 (Fri)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

10 - October

2023.10.14 (Sat)

  • New Moon

  • Annular Solar Eclipse

 

 

In-The-Sky

Boulder Simulation

NASA Map

For Escalante, UT

Eclipse 9:10am/10:30am/12:00noon

2023.10.19 (Fri)

Jupiter Double Shadow

 

 

Begin 10:56pm End 00:41am

2023.10.28 (Sat)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

11 - November

2023.11.03 (Fri)

Jupiter at Opposition

 

Telescope

 

Good time to image Jupiter

2023.11.05 (Sun)

Daylight Savings Ends

 

 

 

 

2023.11.13 (Mon)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.11.27 (Mon)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

12 - December

2023.12.12 (Tue)

New Moon

 

Visual

 

 

2023.12.14 (Thu)

Geminids (120)

 

Visual

In-The-Sky

Max @ 12pm ZHR=120 D=1

2023.12.27 (Wed)

Full Moon

 

Visual

 

 

 

 

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