Featured Moon Calendar
This chart will provide you with two months of dates and times of the Moon's Void of Course beginnings and endings that can be adjusted to fit your region. Know the exact time and date for your timezone so that you can plan your activities accordingly.
New Year 2022
It's been a full year of events, and hopefully, we are all ready for it to be over to start anew.
Almost all the pages are updated with one exception. The Daily Transit Graph, which already had 2022 information on it, is still being updated.
Depending on your timezone, most of the 2022 information should come up by the end of January 1, 2022. The database works off of UT 0, and as such, a few timezones need to wait, up to 12 hours, to have access to the new data. If, after January 1, 2022, you are still not getting access to the new information, please feel free to let us know which page (URL) is having issues.
PS - We have already been notified by several people that the Void of Course page is missing December 31, 2021. It's there based on TimeZone. If you are looking at the intro page view without changing the timezone, there is no activity on December 31. Once you change over to other timezones, the December 31 information does show up.
Sending waves of good luck and success for everyone in the New Year, 2022!
2021 Solar Eclipses
Today's total solar eclipse was observable only from Antarctic near the south pole.
As for lunar eclipse, there was a penumbral lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021 and was deep enough to have the copper hue during its very long transformation.
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.
US/Pacific Time: May 15 11:21 pm
US/Eastern Time: May 16 02:21 am