Events

Nov
17
Sat
Meteor Shower — Leonids @ All Iowa
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day

Jan 3-4; Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaks at 40 meteors/hour.
Apr 22-23; Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors/hour.
May 6-7; Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaking at 60 meteors/hour.
Jul 28-29; Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower peaks at 20 meteors/hour.
Aug 12-13; Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks. One of the best to observe, peaks at 60 meteors/hour, spans Jul 17-Aug 24.
Oct 8; Draconids Meteor Shower. Minor shower, peaks at only 10/hour.
Oct 21-22; Orionids Meteor Shower. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors /hour.
Nov 5-6; Taurids Meteor Shower. Minor shower (5-10/hour) but long-running (Sep-Dec).
Nov 17-18; Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 15 meteors/hour.
Dec 13-14; Geminids Meteor Shower Peaks. King of the meteor showers, up to 120 multicolored meteors/hour. Runs Dec 7-17, first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving dark skies for an excellent early morning show.
Dec 21-22; Ursids Meteor Shower Peaks. Minor meteor shower, peaks at 5-10 meteors/hour.

Nov
22
Thu
Full Moon @ Iowa; Times for Cedar Rapids
Nov 22 all-day

A full moon experience in the outdoors can become a treasured memory and inspiration for young and old to connect with the natural world. Whether viewed rising over a wooded bluff or through bare tree limbs, reflected off drifts of snow or ripples on a lake, it can be very unique to experience or photograph.

FULL MOON SCHEDULE 2018:
(Iowa 2018 dates, times at Cedar Rapids, note CST or CDT times.)
Jan 1, Monday, Sunrise 7:35, Sunset 4:46, Moonrise 4:44 CST (Supermoon)
Jan 31, Wednesday, Sunrise 7:20, Sunset 5:20, Moonrise 5:47 CST (Supermoon)
Mar 1, Thursday, Sunrise 6:42, Sunset 5:57, Moonrise 5:46 CST
Mar 31, Saturday, Sunrise 6:51, Sunset 7:31, Moonrise 7:52 CDT
Apr 29, Sunday, Sunrise 6:05, Sunset 8:03, Moonrise 7:47 CDT
May 29, Tuesday, Sunrise 5:35, Sunset 8:33, Moonrise 8:39 CDT
Jun 28, Thursday, Sunrise 5:34, Sunset 8:46, Moonrise 9:11 CDT
Jul 27, Friday, Sunrise 5:55, Sunset 8:30, Moonrise 8:34 CDT
Aug 26, Sunday, Sunrise 6:26, Sunset 7:50, Moonrise 8:15 CDT
Sep 24, Monday, Sunrise 6:56, Sunset 7:00, Moonrise 7:14 CDT
Oct 24, Wednesday, Sunrise 7:30, Sunset 6:11, Moonrise 6:41 CDT
Nov 22, Thursday, Sunrise 7:05, Sunset 4:40, Moonrise 4:46 CST
Dec 22, Saturday, Sunrise 7:32, Sunset 4:39, Moonrise 4:57 CST

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 all-day

Nov 22; Thanksgiving, Thursday.

Dec
7
Fri
Pearl Harbor Rememberance r
Dec 7 all-day
Dec
13
Thu
Meteor Shower — Geminids @ All Iowa
Dec 13 – Dec 14 all-day

Jan 3-4; Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaks at 40 meteors/hour.
Apr 22-23; Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors/hour.
May 6-7; Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaking at 60 meteors/hour.
Jul 28-29; Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower peaks at 20 meteors/hour.
Aug 12-13; Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks. One of the best to observe, peaks at 60 meteors/hour, spans Jul 17-Aug 24.
Oct 8; Draconids Meteor Shower. Minor shower, peaks at only 10/hour.
Oct 21-22; Orionids Meteor Shower. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors /hour.
Nov 5-6; Taurids Meteor Shower. Minor shower (5-10/hour) but long-running (Sep-Dec).
Nov 17-18; Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 15 meteors/hour.
Dec 13-14; Geminids Meteor Shower Peaks. King of the meteor showers, up to 120 multicolored meteors/hour. Runs Dec 7-17, first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving dark skies for an excellent early morning show.
Dec 21-22; Ursids Meteor Shower Peaks. Minor meteor shower, peaks at 5-10 meteors/hour.

National Guard Birthday, 1636 r
Dec 13 all-day

Dec13; National Guard Birthday

Birthdays of All Military Branches:

National Guard: Dec 13, 1636
U.S. Army: Jun 14, 1775
U.S. Navy: Oct 13, 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 – Reinstated Sep 7, 1781)
U.S. Marine Corps: Nov 10, 1775
U.S. Coast Guard: Aug 4, 1790
U.S. Air Force: Sep 18, 1947

Dec
21
Fri
Meteor Shower — Ursids @ All Iowa
Dec 21 – Dec 22 all-day

Jan 3-4; Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaks at 40 meteors/hour.
Apr 22-23; Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors/hour.
May 6-7; Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaking at 60 meteors/hour.
Jul 28-29; Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower peaks at 20 meteors/hour.
Aug 12-13; Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks. One of the best to observe, peaks at 60 meteors/hour, spans Jul 17-Aug 24.
Oct 8; Draconids Meteor Shower. Minor shower, peaks at only 10/hour.
Oct 21-22; Orionids Meteor Shower. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors /hour.
Nov 5-6; Taurids Meteor Shower. Minor shower (5-10/hour) but long-running (Sep-Dec).
Nov 17-18; Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 15 meteors/hour.
Dec 13-14; Geminids Meteor Shower Peaks. King of the meteor showers, up to 120 multicolored meteors/hour. Runs Dec 7-17, first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight, leaving dark skies for an excellent early morning show.
Dec 21-22; Ursids Meteor Shower Peaks. Minor meteor shower, peaks at 5-10 meteors/hour.

Winter Solstice, 1st day of Winter.
Dec 21 all-day

Dec 21; Winter Solstice, 1st day of Winter.

Dec
22
Sat
Full Moon @ Iowa; Times for Cedar Rapids
Dec 22 all-day

A full moon experience in the outdoors can become a treasured memory and inspiration for young and old to connect with the natural world. Whether viewed rising over a wooded bluff or through bare tree limbs, reflected off drifts of snow or ripples on a lake, it can be very unique to experience or photograph.

FULL MOON SCHEDULE 2018:
(Iowa 2018 dates, times at Cedar Rapids, note CST or CDT times.)
Jan 1, Monday, Sunrise 7:35, Sunset 4:46, Moonrise 4:44 CST (Supermoon)
Jan 31, Wednesday, Sunrise 7:20, Sunset 5:20, Moonrise 5:47 CST (Supermoon)
Mar 1, Thursday, Sunrise 6:42, Sunset 5:57, Moonrise 5:46 CST
Mar 31, Saturday, Sunrise 6:51, Sunset 7:31, Moonrise 7:52 CDT
Apr 29, Sunday, Sunrise 6:05, Sunset 8:03, Moonrise 7:47 CDT
May 29, Tuesday, Sunrise 5:35, Sunset 8:33, Moonrise 8:39 CDT
Jun 28, Thursday, Sunrise 5:34, Sunset 8:46, Moonrise 9:11 CDT
Jul 27, Friday, Sunrise 5:55, Sunset 8:30, Moonrise 8:34 CDT
Aug 26, Sunday, Sunrise 6:26, Sunset 7:50, Moonrise 8:15 CDT
Sep 24, Monday, Sunrise 6:56, Sunset 7:00, Moonrise 7:14 CDT
Oct 24, Wednesday, Sunrise 7:30, Sunset 6:11, Moonrise 6:41 CDT
Nov 22, Thursday, Sunrise 7:05, Sunset 4:40, Moonrise 4:46 CST
Dec 22, Saturday, Sunrise 7:32, Sunset 4:39, Moonrise 4:57 CST

Dec
25
Tue
Christmas Day r
Dec 25 all-day

Dec 25; Christmas Day.