2020 Cosmic Calendar

~ Lunar ~ Seasons & Cross Quarters ~ Solar ~ Meteors ~ Holidays & Holy Days ~ 

All times CST/CDT ~ All seasons for Northern Hemisphere.

Compiled by Amy Martin. Reuse by permission. 

 

January

New and Full Moons fall on the weekends as does a meteor shower.

  • Jan 1 Wed
    • New Year’s Day
  • Jan 4 Sat
    • Quadrantid meteor shower peak (waxing Moon interference)
  • Jan 5 Sun
    • perihelion: closest point in Earth’s orbit around Sun for the year
  • Jan 9-11
    • Full Moon ~ Cancer
    • peaks Jan 10 Fri 1:21 pm
    • Wolf Moon
  • Jan 10 Fri
    • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (not visible in Dallas)
    • 1:10 pm Maximum Eclipse
  • Jan 20 Mon
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Jan 23-25
    • New Moon ~ Aquarius
    • peaks Jan 24 Fri 3:42 am
    • lunar Imbolc

 

February

New Moon and a Super Full Moon fall on the weekends.

  • Feb 2 Sun
    • Candlemas/Imbolc
  • Feb 8-10
    • Full Moon ~ Leo
    • peaks Feb 9 Sun 1:33 am
    • Snow Moon
  • Feb 22-24
    • New Moon ~ Pisces
    • peaks Feb 23 Sun 9:32 am

 

March

Full Moon and Holi fall on the weekends.

  • Mar 8-10
    • Full Moon ~ Virgo
    • peaks Mar 9 Mon 12:48 pm
    • Holi Full Moon ~ Hindu
    • Worm Moon
    • Super Full Moon
  • Mar 9 Mon
    • Purim
    • starts at sunset ~ Jewish
  • Mar 19 Thur
    • Vernal Equinox
    • peaks 10:50 pm
  • Mar 23-25
    • New Moon ~ Aries
    • peaks Mar 24 Tue 4:28 am
    • Micro New Moon

 

April

Super Full Moon.

  • Apr 6-8
    • Full Moon ~ Libra
    • peaks Apr 7 Tue 9:35 pm
    • Pink Moon
    • Super Full Moon
  • Apr 12 Sun
    • Easter
  • Apr 21-23
    • New Moon ~ Taurus
    • peaks Apr 22 Wed 9:26 pm
  • Apr 21-23
    • Lyrids meteor shower peak (no Moon interference)
  • Apr 22 Wed
    • Earth Day

 

May

  • May 1 Fri
    • Beltane
  • May 6-8
    • Full Moon ~ Scorpio
    • peaks May 7 Thur 5:45 am
    • lunar Beltane
    • Wesak Full Moon ~ Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passage
    • Flower Moon
    • Super Full Moon
  • May 21-23
    • New Moon ~ Gemini
    • peaks May 22 Fri 12:39 pm
  • Mon, May 25
    • Memorial Day

 

June

New Moon with a solar eclipse coincides with Summer Solstice and falls on a weekend. Full Moons also on the weekend.

  • June 4-6
    • Full Moon ~ Sagittarius
    • peaks June 5 Fri 2:12 pm
    • Strawberry Moon
    • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (not visible in Dallas)
    • 2:24 pm Maximum Eclipse
  • June 19-21
    • Summer Solstice
    • peaks June 20 Sat 4:43
  • June 20-22
    • New Moon ~ Cancer
    • peaks June 21 Sun 1:41 am
  • June 21 Sun
    • Penumbral Solar Eclipse (not visible in Dallas)
    • 1:40 am Maximum Eclipse

 

July

Full Moon with lunar eclipse coincides with July 4th and falls on a weekend.

  • July 4 Sat
    • Independence Day/July 4th
  • July 3-5
    • Full Moon ~ Capricorn
    • peaks July 4 Sat 11:44
    • Buck Moon
  • July 4 Sat
    • Earth at Aphelion
    • furthest point in Earth’s orbit around Sun
  • July 4 Sat
    • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
    • 10:07 pm Eclipse begins
    • 11:29 pm Maximum eclipse
    • 5:52 am (July 5) Eclipse ends
  • July 19-21
    • New Moon ~ Cancer
    • peaks July 20 Mon 4:33 pm

 

August

Calendrical Lammas coincides with lunar Lammas Full Moon.

  • Aug 2 Sun
    • Lammas
  • Aug 2-4
    • Full Moon ~ Aquarius
    • peaks Aug 3 Mon 10:59 am
    • lunar Lammas
    • Sturgeon Moon
  • Aug 12 Wed
    • Perseid meteor shower peak (no Moon interference)
  • Aug 17-19
    • New Moon ~ Leo
    • peaks Aug 18 Tue 9:41 pm

 

September

  • Sept 1-3
    • Full Moon ~ Pisces
    • peaks Sept 2 Wed 12:22 am
    • Corn Moon
  • Sept 7 Mon
    • Labor Day
  • Sept 16-18
    • New Moon ~ Virgo
    • peaks Sept 17 Thur 6:00 am
  • Sept 18 Fri  
    • Rosh Hashana
    • starts at sunset ~ Jewish
    • Jewish New Year
  • Sept 22 Tue
    • Autumnal Equinox
    • peaks at 8:31 am
  • Sept 27 Sun
    • Yom Kippur, concludes 10 days of atonement started on Rosh Hashana
    • starts at sunset ~ Jewish

 

October

Super New Moon falls on a weekend. Full Moon coincides with Halloween and falls on a weekend.

  • Sept 30-Oct 2
    • Full Moon ~ Aries
    • peaks Oct 1 Thur 4:05 pm
    • Harvest Moon
    • Micro Full Moon
  • Oct 1 Thur
    • Sukkot
    • starts at sunset ~ Jewish
  • Oct 7 Wed
    • Draconid meteor shower peak
  • Oct 15-17
    • New Moon ~ Libra
    • peaks Oct 16 Fri 2:31 pm
    • Super New Moon
  • Oct 21 Wed
    • Orionid meteor shower peak
  • Oct 30-Nov 1
    • Full Moon ~ Taurus
    • peaks Oct 31 Sat 8:49 am
    • Blue Moon
    • Hunter’s Moon
    • Super Full Moon
  • Oct 31 Sat
    • Halloween/ Samhain
    • Micro Full Moon

 

November

Overnight lunar eclipse for profound dreaming.

  • Nov 2 Mon
    • Day of the Dead
  • Nov. 11 Wed
    • Veterans’ Day
  • Nov 13-15
    • New Moon ~ Scorpio
    • peaks Oct 14 Sat 11:07 pm
    • lunar Samhain
    • Diwali New Moon ~ Hindu
    • Super New Moon
  • Nov 16
    • Leonids meteor shower peak (no Moon interference)
  • Nov. 26 Thur
    • Thanksgiving
  • Nov 29-Dec 1
    • Full Moon ~ Gemini
    • peaks Nov 30 Mon 3:30 am
    • Beaver Moon
  • Nov 30 Mon
    • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
    • 1:32 am Eclipse begins
    • 3:42 pm Maximum eclipse
    • 5:53 am Eclipse ends

 

December

Winter Solstice coincides with a Saturn and Jupiter conjunction.

  • Dec 8 Tue
    • Bodhi Day ~ Buddha’s enlightenment
  • Dec 12 Sat
    • Virgin of Guadelupe Day
  • Dec 13-15
    • New Moon ~ Sagittarius
    • peaks Dec 14 Mon 10:17 am
  • Dec 14 Mon
    • Penumbral Solar Eclipse (not visible in Dallas)
    • 10:13 am Maximum Eclipse
  • Dec 14 Mon
    • Geminid meteor shower peak (no Moon interference)

  • Dec 20-22
    • Winter Solstice
    • peaks Dec 21 Mon 4:02 am
  • Dec 21
    • Saturn and Jupiter conjunction
  • Dec 25 Fri
    • Christmas
  • Dec 28-30
    • Full Moon ~ Cancer
    • peaks Dec 29 Tue 9:28 pm
    • Cold Moon

 

NOTES

A Full Moon is defined as when the lunar face is 100% illuminated. A New Moon is when the lunar face is 0% illuminated. Those periods of illumination, or lack thereof, last nearly 3 days, hence the 3-day span indicated for both in this calendar.

The original definition of Solstices (“Sun stands still”) is when the Sun rises and sets in the same spot on the horizon in its apparent east-to-west path across the sky. Winter Solstice is the southernmost point; Summer Solstice is the northernmost. Both those periods last 3 days and are indicated as such in this calendar. 

While I use the term Supermoon in the text, because that’s what folks read in popular media, the right and proper term is perigee-syzygy, which is way cooler.