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Solar System Phenomena — Earth and Moon in 2018

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Below are listed a selection of events for the Earth (aphelion/perihelion, equinoxes/solstices, eclipses) and the Moon (apogee/perigee, phases, nodes, occultations).

01 JanuaryMoonclosest perigee of the year
02 JanuaryMoonfull: Super Moon
03 JanuaryEarthperihelion
04 JanuaryMoonascending node
05 JanuaryMoonoccultation of Regulus
08 JanuaryMoonlast quarter
15 JanuaryMoonfarthest apogee of the year
17 JanuaryMoonnew: lunation 1176
18 JanuaryMoondescending node
24 JanuaryMoonfirst quarter
27 JanuaryMoonoccultation of Aldebaran
30 JanuaryMoonperigee
31 JanuaryEarth/Moontotal lunar eclipse
Moonfull: calendrical Blue Moon
Moonascending node
01 FebruaryMoonoccultation of Regulus
07 FebruaryMoonlast quarter
11 FebruaryMoonapogee
14 FebruaryMoondescending node
15 FebruaryMoonoccultation of Mercury — not visible
Earth/Moonpartial solar eclipse
Moonnew: lunation 1177
16 FebruaryMoonoccultation of Venus — not visible
23 FebruaryMoonfirst quarter
Moonoccultation of Aldebaran
27 FebruaryMoonperigee
28 FebruaryMoonascending node
01 MarchMoonoccultation of Regulus
02 MarchMoonfull
09 MarchMoonlast quarter
11 MarchMoonapogee
14 MarchMoondescending node
17 MarchMoonnew: lunation 1178
20 MarchEarthequinox
22 MarchMoonoccultation of Aldebaran
24 MarchMoonfirst quarter
26 MarchMoonperigee
27 MarchMoonascending node
28 MarchMoonoccultation of Regulus
31 MarchMoonfull: calendrical Blue Moon
08 AprilMoonapogee
Moonlast quarter
10 AprilMoondescending node
16 AprilMoonnew: lunation 1179
19 AprilMoonoccultation of Aldebaran
20 AprilMoonperigee
22 AprilMoonfirst quarter
23 AprilMoonascending node
24 AprilMoonoccultation of Regulus — last in series
30 AprilMoonfull
06 MayMoonapogee
07 MayMoondescending node
08 MayMoonlast quarter
15 MayMoonnew: lunation 1180
16 MayMoonoccultation of Aldebaran
17 MayMoonperigee
20 MayMoonascending node
22 MayMoonfirst quarter
29 MayMoonfull
02 JuneMoonapogee
03 JuneMoondescending node
06 JuneMoonlast quarter
12 JuneMoonoccultation of Aldebaran
13 JuneMoonnew: lunation 1181
14 JuneMoonperigee
16 JuneMoonascending node
20 JuneMoonfirst quarter
21 JuneEarthsolstice
28 JuneMoonfull
30 JuneMoonapogee
Moondescending node
06 JulyMoonlast quarter
Earthaphelion
10 JulyMoonoccultation of Aldebaran
13 JulyEarth/Moonpartial solar eclipse
Moonnew: lunation 1182
Moonperigee
14 JulyMoonascending node
19 JulyMoonfirst quarter
27 JulyMoonapogee
Earth/Moontotal lunar eclipse
Moonfull: Micro Moon
Moondescending node
04 AugustMoonlast quarter
06 AugustMoonoccultation of Aldebaran
10 AugustMoonascending node
Moonperigee
11 AugustEarth/Moonpartial solar eclipse
Moonnew: lunation 1183
18 AugustMoonfirst quarter
23 AugustMoonapogee
24 AugustMoondescending node
26 AugustMoonfull
03 SeptemberMoonoccultation of Aldebaran — last in series
Moonlast quarter
06 SeptemberMoonascending node
08 SeptemberMoonperigee
Moonoccultation of Mercury — not visible
09 SeptemberMoonnew: lunation 1184
16 SeptemberMoonfirst quarter
20 SeptemberMoonapogee
Moondescending node
23 SeptemberEarthequinox
25 SeptemberMoonfull: Harvest Moon
02 OctoberMoonlast quarter
04 OctoberMoonascending node
05 OctoberMoonperigee
09 OctoberMoonnew: lunation 1185
16 OctoberMoonfirst quarter
17 OctoberMoondescending node
Moonapogee
24 OctoberMoonfull: Hunter's Moon
31 OctoberMoonascending node
Moonlast quarter
Moonperigee
07 NovemberMoonnew: lunation 1186
13 NovemberMoondescending node
14 NovemberMoonapogee
15 NovemberMoonfirst quarter
16 NovemberMoonoccultation of Mars
23 NovemberMoonfull
26 NovemberMoonperigee
27 NovemberMoonascending node
30 NovemberMoonlast quarter
07 DecemberMoonnew: lunation 1187
09 DecemberMoonoccultation of Saturn
10 DecemberMoondescending node
12 DecemberMoonapogee
15 DecemberMoonfirst quarter
21 DecemberEarthsolstice
22 DecemberMoonfull
24 DecemberMoonperigee
Moonascending node
29 DecemberMoonlast quarter

Sources

The dates, times and circumstances of all planetary and lunar phenomena were calculated from the JPL DE406 solar system ephemeris using the same rigorous methods that are employed in the compilation of publications such as The Astronomical Almanac.