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Calendars

Our Content Management System (CMS) also supports a robust calendar system.  You can play with the demonstration below to get some idea of how this might work on your site.  You may add event categories including event categories as Google Calendar XML feeds. Each category may be represented by a color of your choosing.  

Got events? We can organize event information on your site in a powerful database system so that your visitors can see this information in the best possible way.  Sometimes just a chronological list is all you need. Other times you need a full calendar. We can display the information any way you want and even offer iCalendar subscriptions for Google Calendar, iCal and even Outlook.

Below is a sample calendar populated only with a couple of Google Calendar feeds to demonstrate how some of the calendar features work. The TGIF event demonstrates both a repeating event as well as the event detail dialog with a graphic.    

More Information = Click to view more details; Click on any day (not event) to view in Day mode
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April Fools Day

Monday, April 01 2013

Location: Everywhere - BEWARE

Beware of pranxters. 


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⚫ New Moon

Monday, June 03 2019
08:02 PM PDT - 08:02 PM PDT

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☽ First Quarter Moon

Sunday, June 09 2019
03:59 PM PDT - 03:59 PM PDT

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Jupiter at Opposition

Monday, June 10 2019
The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. A medium-sized telescope should be able to show you some of the details in Jupiter's cloud bands. A good pair of binoculars should allow you to see Jupiter's four largest moons, appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet

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Father's Day

Sunday, June 16 2019

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⚪ Full Moon

Monday, June 17 2019
06:31 PM PDT - 06:31 PM PDT

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Summer Solstice

Friday, June 21 2019
01:54 AM PDT - 02:54 AM PDT
In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. The summer solstice marks the first day of the season of summer. In the southern hemisphere, this is your winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year. The declination of the Sun on the (northern) summer solstice is known as the tropic of cancer (23° 27'). http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/SummerSolstice.html

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☾ Last Quarter Moon

Tuesday, June 25 2019
07:46 PM PDT - 07:46 PM PDT

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⚫ New Moon

Tuesday, July 02 2019
05:16 AM PDT - 05:16 AM PDT

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Total Solar Eclipse

Tuesday, July 02 2019
01:00 AM PDT - 02:00 AM PDT
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun's beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. The path of totality will only be visible in parts of the southern pacific Ocean, central Chile, and central Argentina. When it makes landfall, it's going to zip by pretty quickly. To experience several minutes of totality, you'll have to be in a boat in the deep south pacific. A partial eclipse will be visible in most parts of the southern Pacific Ocean and western South America.

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Independence Day

Thursday, July 04 2019

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☽ First Quarter Moon

Tuesday, July 09 2019
08:55 PM PDT - 08:55 PM PDT

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Saturn at Opposition

Tuesday, July 09 2019
Saturn rules the summer sky, but on this night, the ringed planet truly takes center stage. When it reaches opposition (its closest approach to the Earth), Saturn will be bright and fully illuminated by the Sun. You may even notice that its rings look brighter than usual thanks to a phenomenon known as the Seeliger Effect. Take it all in! Saturn’s rings will be visible in even small aperture telescopes. A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn's rings and a few of its brightest moons.

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Mercury Retrograde Begins

Tuesday, July 09 2019
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details...

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⚪ Full Moon

Tuesday, July 16 2019
07:38 AM PDT - 07:38 AM PDT

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Partial Lunar Eclipse

Tuesday, July 16 2019
06:02 AM PDT - 09:00 AM PDT
A portion of the Moon will be fully darkened by Earth's umbra (shadow). Visible throughout most of Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Indian Ocean.

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☾ Last Quarter Moon

Wednesday, July 24 2019
11:18 AM PDT - 11:18 AM PDT

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Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Sunday, July 28 2019
The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The waning crescent moon will not be too much of a problem this year. The skies should be dark enough for what could be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky

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⚫ New Moon

Wednesday, July 31 2019
01:12 PM PDT - 01:12 PM PDT

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Mercury Retrograde Ends

Wednesday, July 31 2019
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details...

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☽ First Quarter Moon

Wednesday, August 07 2019
03:31 AM PDT - 03:31 AM PDT

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Perseids Meteor Shower

Monday, August 12 2019
The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The nearly full moon will block out most of the fainter meteors this year, but the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it could still be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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⚪ Full Moon

Thursday, August 15 2019
10:29 PM PDT - 10:29 PM PDT

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☾ Last Quarter Moon

Friday, August 23 2019
12:56 AM PDT - 12:56 AM PDT

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⚫ New Moon

Friday, August 30 2019
08:37 PM PDT - 08:37 PM PDT

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Labor Day

Monday, September 02 2019

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☽ First Quarter Moon

Thursday, September 05 2019
01:10 PM PDT - 01:10 PM PDT

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⚪ Full Moon

Friday, September 13 2019
02:33 PM PDT - 02:33 PM PDT

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☾ Last Quarter Moon

Saturday, September 21 2019
12:41 PM PDT - 12:41 PM PDT

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Autumnal Equinox (Fall)

Monday, September 23 2019
05:50 PM PDT - 06:50 PM PDT
The Sun will beam down directly on the equator giving us just about equal amounts of day and night in most parts of the world. If you live south of the equator, this is your Spring Equinox. Also, try balancing an egg on its end! Whether or not you succeed has nothing to do with the Equinox, but it's still a fun game to try any day of the year. :)

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⚫ New Moon

Saturday, September 28 2019
04:26 AM PDT - 04:26 AM PDT

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☽ First Quarter Moon

Saturday, October 05 2019
02:47 AM PDT - 02:47 AM PDT

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Draconids Meteor Shower

Tuesday, October 08 2019
The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 8th. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight leaving fairly dark skies for observing. Best viewing will be in the early evening from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Draco, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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⚪ Full Moon

Sunday, October 13 2019
07:08 AM PDT - 07:08 AM PDT

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Columbus Day (regional holiday)

Monday, October 14 2019

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☾ Last Quarter Moon

Monday, October 21 2019
10:39 PM PDT - 10:39 PM PDT

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Orionids Meteor Shower

Monday, October 21 2019
The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. The second quarter moon will block some of the fainter meteors this year, but the Orionids tend to be fairly bright so it could still be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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⚫ New Moon

Sunday, October 27 2019
01:38 PM PDT - 01:38 PM PDT

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Halloween

Thursday, October 31 2019

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Mercury Retrograde Begins

Thursday, October 31 2019
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details...

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Daylight Saving Time ends

Sunday, November 03 2019

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☽ First Quarter Moon

Monday, November 04 2019
07:23 PM PDT - 07:23 PM PDT

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Veterans Day

Monday, November 11 2019

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Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

Monday, November 11 2019
A superstar event for 2019: Elusive Mercury, one of the most difficult planets to view, will be out in broad daylight—literally! Look through a telescope equipped with a suitable solar filter and you’ll be able to view tiny Mercury transit across the surface of the Sun. This rare celestial event will be visible throughout much of the world, but observers along the eastern coasts of the Americas will get the best view.

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⚪ Full Moon

Tuesday, November 12 2019
10:34 PM PDT - 10:34 PM PDT

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(Possible) Taurid Fireball Meteor Shower

Tuesday, November 12 2019
This shower coincides with the full moon, so that pretty much blows your chances of seeing much... But Keep your fingers crossed! Every now and then the Taurid meteor shower — normally modest — produces spectacular fireballs visible even in bright moonlight. Last year it caused a rash of UFO reports. Most recently this happened in 2008. Since the meteor stream is rather spread out in space, Earth takes several weeks to pass through it, causing an extended period of meteor activity, compared with the much smaller periods of activity in other showers. The Taurids are also made up of weightier material, pebbles instead of dust grains. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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Leonids Meteor Shower

Sunday, November 17 2019
The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in 2001. The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865. The shower runs annually from November 6-30. It peaks this year on the night of the 17th and morning of the 18th. The second quarter moon will block many of the fainter meteors this year, but if you are patient you should be able to catch quite a few of the brightest ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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☾ Last Quarter Moon

Tuesday, November 19 2019
06:11 AM PDT - 06:11 AM PDT

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Mercury Retrograde Ends

Tuesday, November 19 2019
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details...

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Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

Sunday, November 24 2019
A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible on November 24. The two bright planets will be visible within 1.4 degrees of each other in the evening sky. Look for this impressive sight in the western sky just after sunset.

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⚫ New Moon

Tuesday, November 26 2019
12:06 AM PDT - 12:06 AM PDT

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Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28 2019

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Black Friday

Friday, November 29 2019

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☽ First Quarter Moon

Tuesday, December 03 2019
03:58 PM PDT - 03:58 PM PDT

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⚪ Full Moon

Wednesday, December 11 2019
02:12 PM PDT - 02:12 PM PDT

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2020 Astro Calendar Updates Coming Soon!

Thursday, December 12 2019
Hello, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Canton (canton@gmail.com) will be adding additional 2019 calendar events (meteor showers, etc.) during the last week of 2018. Feel free to email him any suggestions. If you added this ICS calendar feed as a "subscription" instead of a one-time import, then new events should automatically flow into your calendar once they are made av ailable. Moon phases are already in place. Was this calendar helpful to you? Visit https://cantonbecker.com/astronomy-calendar/ to see how you can support this project for free.

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Geminids "King" Meteor Shower

Friday, December 13 2019
The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. Unfortunately the nearly full moon will block out many of the meteors this year, but the Geminids are so bright and numerous that it could still be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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☾ Last Quarter Moon

Wednesday, December 18 2019
01:57 PM PDT - 01:57 PM PDT

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Ursids Meteor Shower

Saturday, December 21 2019
The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. This year we have great viewing on account of the waning crescent moon. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24 2019

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Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25 2019

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⚫ New Moon

Wednesday, December 25 2019
02:13 PM PDT - 02:13 PM PDT

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New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 31 2019

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