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Sky Calendar — through May 2018, for Borrego Springs, California
There are three “Super” Full Moons in these two months — December 3, January 1 and 31. There will be a total eclipse of the Super Blue Moon the morning of Wednesday, January 31 from 5:21 a.m. until dawn.
|January 1, Monday||Super Full moon rises at 4:50 p.m., sun sets at 6:49 p.m.|
|January 13, Saturday||Stargazing at 7:30 p.m. behind Lutheran church|
|January 31, Wednesday||Total eclipse of the Super Blue Moon 5:20 a.m. until dawn|
|Early February||Sunrise 6:40 a.m., sunset at 5:15 p.m. PST|
|February 10, Saturday||Stargazing at 7:30 p.m.|
|March 1, Thursday||Full moon rises at 5:40 p.m., sun sets at 5:42 p.m.|
|March 10, Saturday||Stargazing at 7:30 p.m.|
|March 11, Sunday||Daylight Savings begins 2:00 a.m.|
|March 20, Tuesday||Vernal Equinox — first day of spring|
|March 31, Saturday||Sunrise 6:35 a.m., sun set at 7:04 p.m.|
|March 31, Saturday||Full moon rises at 7:33 p.m. PDT|
|April 29, Sunday||Full moon rises at 7:20 p.m., sun sets at 7:26 p.m.|
|May 29, Tuesday||Full moon rises at 8:03 p.m., sun sets at 7:47 p.m.|
|May 31, Thursday||Sunrise 5:38 a.m., sunset 7:48 p.m. PDT|
We invite you to join us for stargazing on Saturday, February 10, and Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. behind the Lutheran Church (details on the Stargazing page).
This February has no full moon! The twist of our Gregorian calendar places full moons on January 31, March 1 and March 31. We also apologize for the lack of planets after sundown this spring. Venus hangs out too close to the sun to be visible until late May when it begins a summer of duty as the Evening Star. Mars and Saturn can be seen playing around in the pre-dawn hour low in the Southeast. Jupiter will rise in the morning, a bit earlier each night. By late May it can be spotted all night long.