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Solar System Phenomena — Earth and Moon in 2020

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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).

02 JanuaryMoonapogee
03 JanuaryMoonfirst quarter
05 JanuaryEarthperihelion
09 JanuaryMoonascending node
10 JanuaryEarth/Moonpenumbral lunar eclipse
Moonfull
13 JanuaryMoonperigee
17 JanuaryMoonlast quarter
22 JanuaryMoondescending node
23 JanuaryMoonoccultation of Jupiter
24 JanuaryMoonnew: lunation 1201
29 JanuaryMoonapogee
02 FebruaryMoonfirst quarter
06 FebruaryMoonascending node
09 FebruaryMoonfull
10 FebruaryMoonperigee
15 FebruaryMoonlast quarter
18 FebruaryMoonoccultation of Mars
19 FebruaryMoondescending node
Moonoccultation of Jupiter
23 FebruaryMoonnew: lunation 1202
26 FebruaryMoonapogee
02 MarchMoonfirst quarter
04 MarchMoonascending node
09 MarchMoonfull
10 MarchMoonperigee
16 MarchMoonlast quarter
17 MarchMoondescending node
18 MarchMoonoccultation of Mars
20 MarchEarthequinox
24 MarchMoonnew: lunation 1203
Moonfarthest apogee of the year
31 MarchMoonascending node
01 AprilMoonfirst quarter
07 AprilMoonclosest perigee of the year
08 AprilMoonfull: Super Moon
13 AprilMoondescending node
14 AprilMoonlast quarter
20 AprilMoonapogee
23 AprilMoonnew: lunation 1204
27 AprilMoonascending node
30 AprilMoonfirst quarter
06 MayMoonperigee
07 MayMoonfull
10 MayMoondescending node
14 MayMoonlast quarter
18 MayMoonapogee
23 MayMoonnew: lunation 1205
24 MayMoonascending node
30 MayMoonfirst quarter
03 JuneMoonperigee
05 JuneEarth/Moonpenumbral lunar eclipse
Moonfull
06 JuneMoondescending node
13 JuneMoonlast quarter
15 JuneMoonapogee
19 JuneMoonoccultation of Venus
20 JuneEarthsolstice
21 JuneMoonascending node
Earth/Moonannular solar eclipse
Moonnew: lunation 1206
28 JuneMoonfirst quarter
30 JuneMoonperigee
04 JulyMoondescending node
Earthaphelion
05 JulyEarth/Moonpenumbral lunar eclipse
Moonfull
12 JulyMoonapogee
Moonlast quarter
18 JulyMoonascending node
20 JulyMoonnew: lunation 1207
25 JulyMoonperigee
27 JulyMoonfirst quarter
31 JulyMoondescending node
03 AugustMoonfull
09 AugustMoonoccultation of Mars
Moonapogee
11 AugustMoonlast quarter
14 AugustMoonascending node
19 AugustMoonnew: lunation 1208
21 AugustMoonperigee
25 AugustMoonfirst quarter
27 AugustMoondescending node
02 SeptemberMoonfull
06 SeptemberMoonoccultation of Mars
Moonapogee
10 SeptemberMoonlast quarter
Moonascending node
17 SeptemberMoonnew: lunation 1209
18 SeptemberMoonperigee
22 SeptemberEarthequinox
23 SeptemberMoondescending node
24 SeptemberMoonfirst quarter
01 OctoberMoonfull: Harvest Moon
03 OctoberMoonoccultation of Mars
Moonapogee
08 OctoberMoonascending node
10 OctoberMoonlast quarter
16 OctoberMoonnew: lunation 1210
Moonperigee
20 OctoberMoondescending node
23 OctoberMoonfirst quarter
30 OctoberMoonapogee
31 OctoberMoonfull: Hunter's Moon, calendrical Blue Moon, Micro Moon
04 NovemberMoonascending node
08 NovemberMoonlast quarter
14 NovemberMoonperigee
15 NovemberMoonnew: lunation 1211
17 NovemberMoondescending node
22 NovemberMoonfirst quarter
27 NovemberMoonapogee
30 NovemberEarth/Moonpenumbral lunar eclipse
Moonfull
01 DecemberMoonascending node
08 DecemberMoonlast quarter
12 DecemberMoonoccultation of Venus
Moonperigee
14 DecemberMoonoccultation of Mercury
Moondescending node
Earth/Moontotal solar eclipse
Moonnew: lunation 1212
21 DecemberEarthsolstice
Moonfirst quarter
24 DecemberMoonapogee
28 DecemberMoonascending node
30 DecemberMoonfull

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.