2021 Lunar Calendar by Isabella Rotman
2021 Lunar Calendar. Comes with an informational sheet with directions for reading your calendar and a list of major celestial events in 2021.
Size: 11” x 14”
Medium: Silver screenprint on Indigo Blue Canson 98 lb Acid Free Paper.
Screen printing is a process by which ink is pushed through a stencil on a mesh screen. There may be some variance between individual calendars. This year calendars were printed by Delicious Design League in Chicago.
How to Read your Lunar Calendar
The calendar shows the moon phases for the year 2019. The exact dates for the phases are given in Eastern American Standard Time (New York Time) and therefore can differ by a day at the place where you live.
Each calendar comes with a separate sheet that indicates instructions for reading. There are symbols for the phases of the moon. The symbols for Full, New, and Half moons are marked with a date. Trace each symbol up to the date above it to see when that moon phase happens in the month. Each hash mark on the inner ring symbolizes one day. Hash marks with dots over them are Sundays.
The second to outer ring is a zodiac key that shows the dates of western astrology sun signs. There are symbols on the calendar for specials dates.
Full Moon with a circle - Lunar Eclipse
Larger circle for Full Moon: Supermoon
Sun - Summer Solstice
Snowflake - Winter Solstice
Flower - Spring (vernal) Equinox
Leaf - Fall (autumnal) Equinox
JANUARY 2-3: THE QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER
The Quadrantid meteor shower runs from January 1st - 5th and peaks on January 3rd - 4th. At its peak, look for up to 40 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Bootes.
Also in January: 1/24 Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
FEBRUARY 27: FULL MOON
No major celestial events in February 2021
MARCH 20: VENUS AT GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION
The planet Venus will be at its greatest eastern elongation from the Sun, making it brighter and easier to view. Look for it in the eastern sky before sunrise
Also in March: 3/6 Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation, 3/20 Spring Equinox
APRIL 22-23: LYRIDS METEOR SHOWER
The Lyrids meteor shower runs from April 16th - 25th and peaks on April 22nd - 23rd. At its peak, look for up to 20 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Lyra, best viewed after midnight.
Also in April: 4/26 Supermoon
MAY 26: FULL LUNAR ECLIPSE SUPERMOON
As the supermoon passes through the earth’s shadow/umbra it will get darker and take on a red color. The eclipse will be visible in the Pacific Ocean, parts of Eastern Asia, Japan, Australia, and Western North America.
Also in May: 5/6 - 5/7 ETA Aquarids Meteor Shower, 5/17 Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
JUNE 10: ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away from Earth to completely cover the Sun, resulting in a ring of light around the darkened Moon. The eclipse path will travel through eastern Russia, the Arctic Ocean, western Greenland, and Canada. A partial eclipse will be visible in the northeastern United States, Europe, and most of Russia. .
Also in June: 6/21 Summer Solstice, 6/24 Supermoon
JULY 28-29: DELTA AQUARIDS METEOR SHOWER
The Delta Aquarids run annually July 12th - August 23rd and peak July 28th - 29th. At the peak, look for about 20 meteors per hour. Meteors will appear to radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
Also in July: 7/4: Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
AUGUST 12-13: PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER
The Perseids meteor shower runs July 17th - August 24th and peaks August 12th - 13th. This extraordinary meteor shower produces up to 60 bright meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Perseus.
Also in August: 8/2 Saturn at Opposition, 8/19 Jupiter at Opposition,
SEPTEMBER 14: NEPTUNE AT OPPOSITION
Neptune will be at its closest approach to earth with its face fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and visible for the entire night.
Also in September: 9/14 Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation, 9/22 Fall Equinox
OCTOBER 21-22: ORIONIDs METEOR SHOWER
The Orionids meteor shower runs from October 2nd - November 7th and peaks October 21st - 22nd. At its peak, look for up to 20 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Orion. This year the full moon may make the Orionids difficult to see.
Also in October: 10/7 Draconids Meteor Shower, 10/25 Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation, 10/29 Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation.
NOVEMBER 17-18: LEONIDS METEOR SHOWER
The Leonids meteor shower runs from November 6th - 30th and peaks November 17th - 18th. At its peak, look for up to 15 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Leo.
Also in November: 11/4 - 11/5 Taurids Meteor Shower, 11/5 Uranus at Opposition, 11/19 partial lunar eclipse visible throughout most of eastern Russia, Japan, the Pacific Ocean, North America, Mexico, Central America, and parts of western South America.
DECEMBER 13-14: GEMINIDS METEOR SHOWER
The Geminids meteor shower is considered by many to be the most dramatic shower to view. It runs from December 7th - 17th and peaks December 13th - 14th. At the peak, look for up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Gemini.
Also in December: 12/4 Total solar eclipse visible in Antarctica and the southern Atlantic Ocean, 12/21 Winter Solstice, 12/21 - 12/22 Ursids Meteor Shower
Thank you and happy 2021!