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Monday, March 9

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | Full Worm Moon
Monday, March 9 – 5:48 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Supermoon" Night Over San Francisco | Full Worm Moon
On March 9th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 10:47 am pst.* This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the ...

Tuesday, April 7

The Biggest “Supermoon” of 2020 | Pink Moon
Tuesday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
The Biggest "Supermoon" of 2020 | Pink Moon
On April 8th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 7:35 pm pst. This year, in 2020, this April full moon also presents the ...

Tuesday, April 21

Lyrid Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, April 21 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Lyrid Meteor Shower | 2020
The annual Lyrid meteor shower lasts from about April 16 to 25. About 10 to 15 meteors per hour can be expected around the shower’s peak, in a dark sky. In 2020, the peak viewing hours is expected to take place in the dark hours before ...

Monday, May 4

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, May 4 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020
Set your alarm and get up before dawn to witness the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. In 2020, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquariid meteors to fall before dawn on (or near) May 5. However, this shower has a rather broad maximum, so the ...

Thursday, May 7

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | Super Flower Moon
Thursday, May 7 – 10:45 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Supermoon" Night Over San Francisco | Super Flower Moon
On May 7th, the Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 3:45 am pst. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the ...

Saturday, July 4

Summer Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Saturday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Summer Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur in the Bay Area on July 4th. Source: Time and Date The ...

Monday, July 27

Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, July 27 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower | 2020
Like the Eta Aquariids in May, the Delta Aquariid meteor shower in July favors the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower July 27, 2020 | Approximately around 2 am (3 am Daylight Saving Time) FREE to watch – just look up These faint ...

Monday, August 10

Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, August 10 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Get out in the open, away from city lights to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. 2020 Perseids Meteor Shower August 11, 12 & 13, 2020 | Late Evening to Dawn Predicted Peak: The night of ...

Wednesday, October 7

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – is expected to peak at nightfall or early evening on October 7, 2020, though under a moon-drenched sky. The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the ...

Tuesday, October 20

Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, October 20 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent ...

Saturday, October 31

Rare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020
Saturday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Rare Halloween Blue Moon | 2020
The next Blue Moon will come on October 31, 2020. It’ll be called a Blue Moon because it’ll be the second of two full moons to occur in a single calendar month. The last Blue Moon by this definition of the term happened on March 31, ...

Wednesday, November 4

South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 4 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
In 2020, the expected peak night of the South Taurid shower happens when a waning gibbous moon lights up the sky almost all night long. Peak viewing is just after midnight, though under the glaring light of a bright waning gibbous moon.

Wednesday, November 11

North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 11 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
In 2020, the slender waning crescent moon – rising in the wee hours before dawn – won’t seriously intrude on the peak night of November 11 (morning of November 12).

Monday, November 16

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, November 16 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2020
November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around mid week of November, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2020, the peak of the shower is expected peak night is from late night Monday, November 16 till dawn November 17. In ...

Sunday, November 29

Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Sunday, November 29 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur in the Bay Area on November 29th. Source: Time and Date The ...

Sunday, December 13

2020 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Sunday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2020 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

The Geminid meteor shower – always a highlight of the meteor year – will peak from mid-evening December 13 until dawn December 14, with absolutely no moonlight to ruin the show. On a dark night, you can often catch 50 or more meteors per hour. ...

Monday, December 21

Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2020
Monday, December 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Ursids: Winter Solstice Meteor Shower | The Last Shooting Stars of 2020
The annual Ursid meteor shower always peaks near the time of the December winter solstice. The low-key Ursid meteor shower is active each year around December 17 to 26. It typically peaks around the December solstice, which, in 2020, comes on December 22, before dawn, depending ...