Featured Moon Calendar
The Moon has the potential for moving the most through the northern and southern declinations. Some periods, the Moon will transit to extreme declinations known as Out of Bounds declinations, while other periods, the Moon will stay "safe and close" inbounds. Some fiscal analysts use the Moon's declination transit to track their financial investments. The declination of the Moon adds another dimension to the daily Moon transit. This chart uses GMT.
2021 New Year Calendars/Tables
Working to update all the tables and calendars during the last few days of the year. If a favorite page is not updated by January 2, 2021, please don't hesitate to let us know (contact page) using Moon Tracks in the subject line to ensure we actually get the email.
There are no new changes to formats this year.
Happy New Year!
2020 Solar Eclipses
The Summer Solstice is followed by the Solar Eclipse today. The Annular (Ring of Fire) eclipse was observable in parts of Africa, over India and China.
The December 14 solar eclipse is a total eclipse that can be observed from Chile and Argentina.
As for lunar eclipses, there was a penumbral lunar eclipse on June 5, 2020 (was not strong enough to really be observed), with another penumbral lunar eclipse on July 4/5, 2020. The last lunar eclipse of 2020 will also be a penumbral on November 30.
Year 2019 Ends with Solar Eclipse
The last new moon of 2019 will be a Solar Eclipse just north of the Indian Sea. On December 26, there will be an annular (ring of fire) eclipse. The eclipse will commence over Saudi Arabia and the last country to be able to observe it will be Guam as the eclipse swings over the Pacific Ocean.
All calendars, scripts and databases have been updated for the year 2020. You won't have access to most of them until January 1, 2020 0:00:01 UTC. People in the Americas will be able to access the updated pages on December 31, later on the day, depending on where they live.
Switching the Site back to SSL
It has been a year since having to move the Moon Tracks site to the new server, new web host, et al. When that happened, I needed to rewrite some of the database scripts to work with the new system. Because of all the time invested at the time, I chose to revert from the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) [https:] pages to the non-secure [http:] partly because the site does not have a need for SSL in order to function effectively.
Some of your bookmarked pages may need to be updated after the switch to SSL. The only reason for the change is for Search Engine Optimization purposes since we don't store your data or do any e-commerce on the site.
Thank you for your patience as we transition to the SSL pages.
Calculations for Time Zones
Happy Lunar New Moon! With this new moon new year comes a new page on Moon Tracks. For years now, we have navigated through hundreds of emails about time zone calculations. In an effort to respond to most of these types of questions that will undoubtedly be emailed in the future, we compiled a page with resources to assist with the complex task of adjusting for time.
The Time Zones page will hopefully, bring some clarity to how to adjust GMT/UTC times to reflect the event in your time zone.
The Time Zones page will not provide much assistance regarding the calendars that use PST. The PST pages are literally designed for me and my personal usage. I share them with you because they are also very popular and useful resources for a lot of people. There are other resources on the site that do adjust and calculate the same information based on time zones.
The Time Zones link has been added to the menu under Etcetera in the left hand column.
I know you are upset about the changes.
There were three pages impacted by the loss of one of our lunar data resources. I know you want things back the way they were. I can't guarantee that I can accomplish that.
I started rewriting the scripts that pull in the information based on the new resource last summer. Add insult to injury, I started experiencing health problems. I contemplated pulling the pages off the site, all together. But they are really popular pages that a lot of you depend on.
The rewrites are complete, and some of you are upset with the new layouts.
First of all, I am sorry. I comprehend that you liked the old formats. If I can find a way to restore the original formats on the pages, I will. No excuses here. Just the fact that I have attempted to salvage the pages to the best of my ability and that I have not been able to do a better job during the transition. For that, I am truly sorry!
US/Pacific Time: January 17 05:17 am
US/Eastern Time: January 17 08:17 am