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June 20, 2020 @ 09:45 p.m. GMT +0
June 20, 2020 @ 02:45 p.m. PDT -7

As the sun moved into the sign of Cancer on June 20, 2020 (9:45 pm UT), the moon was just starting to align to form a new moon and culminate into a solar eclipse nine hours later. In the US, this particular Sunday is celebrated as Father's Day. Celebration aside, there are so many factors in combination with this new moon/solar eclipse that speak to change, transition, awakening, or 'all-out woke-ness.' The eclipse occurring in the zero degrees of Cancer speaks to family, emotionality, and childhood memories. For all intents and purposes, the solstice chart and the eclipse chart, are one and the same. As such, it is recommended that you read the eclipse report on the Cancer Solar Eclipse to get the general theme of this Season.

The Solstice (Summer for Northern Hemisphere/Winter for Southern) is the peak declination of the Sun to the Tropic of Cancer. Yes, there is a Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere for the other Solstice of the year.

Rather than make the full out solstice report at this time, let's focus on ways to navigate through this period given the messages from the Planets.

The strengths we will have for this season actually come in the form of the Moon, which rules over Cancer as it joined up with the Sun. Learning how the speak the truth at the opportune time is important for helping to find healing. All too often, our Moon placements will encourage us to stay silent. But this time, it is appropriate to speak with honesty and sincerity. Not that flippant spiteful stuff. But, the real truth. The truth that comes from the core. The truth we knew as children. The sensitivity that helps us to understand.

Mercury's retrograde motion in Cancer, along with Venus's retrograde motion in Gemini are pushing us to re-examine what we perceive as truth. We are expected to revisit events that perhaps didn't pan out too well, the first time. Or, events we didn't realize has some problems at their onset. Don't be too hasty to shrug off these messages as 'just the retrograde' as there is hidden meaning trying to help us to find the truth that the Moon is attempting to speak.

This should give us a good running start to this season's Solstice. It's the new season that can reward us with new perspectives and new awareness if we choose to step up to the challenge it is issuing to us at this moment.

Be well,

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The Lunar Eclipse and the Solar Eclipse

Lunar eclipses and solar eclipses happen in pairs or trios, or on a very rare occasion, as a quartet. In any given 350(ish) day period, there will be two sets of eclipses that belong in an 'eclipse family' also known as a nodal family. Learn more about eclipses and when the next set of eclipses will occur in the Lunar and Solar Eclipses piece.

Upcoming Astrology Events

Apr 1Moon enters Sagittarius
Apr 3Moon enters Capricorn
Apr 4Mercury enters Aries
Apr 5Moon enters Aquarius
Apr 7Moon enters Pisces
Apr 10Moon enters Aries
Apr 12~* New Moon *~ Aries
Apr 12Moon enters Taurus
Apr 14Venus enters Taurus
Apr 15Moon enters Gemini
Apr 17Moon enters Cancer
Apr 19Mercury enters Taurus
Apr 19Sun enters Taurus
Apr 20Moon enters Leo
Apr 22Moon enters Virgo
Apr 23Mars enters Cancer
Apr 24Moon enters Libra
Apr 26Moon enters Scorpio
Apr 27~* Full Moon *~ Scorpio
Apr 27Pluto Sta. Rx
Apr 28Moon enters Sagittarius
Apr 30Moon enters Capricorn
May 2Moon enters Aquarius
May 4Mercury enters Gemini
May 5Moon enters Pisces


2021 Astronomical Event Calendar

This listing gives notable astronomical events in our solar system, including eclipses, meteor showers, periodic comets, phases of the moon, and conjunctions of the planets.

Also see list of upcoming space launches.

January 2021

Jan 2-3: Quadrantids meteor shower
Jan 13: New moon phase
Jan 24: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
Jan 28: Full moon phase (Wolf Moon)

February 2021

Feb 11: New moon phase
Feb 27: Full moon phase (Snow Moon)

Feb 18: NASA Perseverance Mars landing (Jezero Crater)

March 2021

Mar 6: Mercury at greatest western elongation
Mar 13: New moon phase
Mar 20: Vernal (N) autumnal (S) equinox (09:27 UTC)
Mar 20: Venus at greatest eastern elongation
Mar 28: Full moon phase (Worm Moon)

April 2021

Apr 8: Full (super)moon phase (Pink Moon)
Apr 12: New moon phase
Apr 22-23: Lyrid meteors

May 2021

May 6-7: Eta Aquarid meteors
May 11: New moon phase
May 17: Mercury at greatest eestern elongation
May 26: Total lunar eclipseNASA eclipse map
May 26: Full (super)moon phase (Flower Moon)

May 10: OSIRIS-REx sample departure from asteroid Bennu

'mid-May': China Tianwen-1 Mars landing (Utopia Planitia)

June 2021

Jun 10: New moon phase
Jun 10: Annular solar eclipseNASA eclipse map
Jun 21: Summer (N) winter (S) solstice(03:21 UTC)
Jun 24: Full (super)moon phase (Strawberry Moon)

July 2021

Jul 4: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
Jul 10: New moon phase
Jul 24: Full moon phase (Buck Moon)
Jul 28-29: Delta Aquarids meteors

Jul 22: NASA DART launch to asteroids Didymos and Dimorphos
Jul TBA: Astrobotic Peregrine lunar landing

August 2021

Aug 2: Saturn at opposition
Aug 8: New moon phase
Aug 12-13: Perseid meteors
Aug 19: Jupiter at opposition
Aug 22: Full moon phase (Blue Moon)

September 2021

Sep 7: New moon phase
Sep 14: Neptune at opposition
Sep 14: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
Sep 20: Full moon phase (Harvest Moon)
Sep 22: Autumnal (N) vernal (S) equinox (19:11 UTC)

October 2021

Oct 6: New moon phase
Oct 7: Draconids meteors
Oct 20: Full moon phase (Hunters Moon)
Oct 21-22: Orionid meteors
Oct 25: Mercury at greatest western elongation


Oct 1: Luna 25 lunar landing
Oct 11: IM-1 Moon Mark lunar landing
Oct 16: NASA 'Lucy' launch to multiple Jovian trojan asteroids
Oct 21: IXPE x-ray telescope launch
Oct 31: James Webb telescope launch

November 2021

Nov 4: New moon phase
Nov 4-5: Taurids meteors
Nov 5: Uranus at opposition
Nov 17-18: Leonid meteors
Nov 19: Full moon phase (Beaver Moon)
Nov 19: Partial lunar eclipseNASA eclipse map

Nov TBA: XPoSat x-ray telescope launch
Nov TBA: NASA Artemis 1 lunar orbit

Upcoming Astronomical Events 2021

December 2021

Dec 4: Total solar eclipseNASA eclipse map
Dec 4: New moon phase
Dec 13-14: Geminid meteors
Dec 19: Full moon phase (Cold moon)
Dec 21: Winter (N) summer (S) solstice (15:50 UTC)
Dec 21-22: Ursid meteors


Apogee: point in the Moon's orbit when it is farthest from Earth.

Conjunction: Occurs when two or more bodies appear close together in the sky.

Elongation: is the apparent angular separation of an object from the Sun. Greatest elongation is best for viewing as it is at it's highest point above the horizon.

Astronomy Calendar Of Celestial Events 2020 - Sea And Sky

Inferior conjunction: When planet Mercury or Venus pass between the Sun and the Earth.

Occultation: Passage of one object in front of a smaller one, thus obscuring all or part of the background object from view.

Opposition: When a planet farther from the Sun than Earth appears opposite the Sun in the sky. This is the best time to observe a planet as it is closet to the Earth.

Perigee: point in the Moon's orbit when it is nearest to Earth.

Stationary: Object appears motionless in the sky due to the turning point between its direct and retrograde motion.

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Blue moon: Second full moon to occur in a calendar month.

15 Astronomical Events Hitting The Skies In 2021

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