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2024 Astronomy Events

This stargazers calendar features astronomical events visible to the naked eye, from meteor and asteroid showers to partial and total solar and lunar eclipses. Add this schedule of all major astronomical events occurring in 2024 to your calendar.

Jan 3, 2024 - Nov 4, 2024Β·12
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πŸ’« Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Sun, Jul 28, 2024 - Mon, Jul 29, 2024

For stargazers in the US, the Delta Aquarids serve as a warm-up for the more prolific Perseid meteor shower, which reaches its peak in mid-August. The Delta Aquarids may be a bit more difficult to spot due to their faintness. But under dark, clear skies away from city lights, you can expect to see about 10 to 20 meteors per hour during the peak.

πŸ’« Perseid Meteor Shower

Mon, Aug 12, 2024 - Tue, Aug 13, 2024

The Perseids is an annual astronomical event that is eagerly anticipated by stargazers in the US and around the world. It is one of the most impressive meteor showers of the year because it can produce a high rate of shooting stars that frequently leave persistent colorful trails across the sky.

πŸͺ Saturn at opposition

Sun, Sep 8, 2024

Stargazers should be able to observe Saturn more clearly on this night, even with unaided eyes, by looking in the east-southeast direction after sunset. It will stand out in the sky, appearing as a bright yellowish star.

πŸŒ— Partial lunar eclipse

Wed, Sep 18, 2024

Visible in certain parts of the world including North and South America, and parts of Europe and Africa.

πŸ’« Draconids Meteor Shower

Mon, Oct 7, 2024

πŸ’« Orinids Meteor Shower

Mon, Oct 21, 2024 - Tue, Oct 22, 2024

πŸ’« Taurids Meteor Shower

Mon, Nov 4, 2024 - Tue, Nov 5, 2024

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