The first event, which is coming up in just a couple days, is the Quadrantid meteor shower on January 3rd.
On March 5th, Jupiter and Mercury will meet in a very close conjunction in the sky, separated by only .35 degrees.
On May 5th, a Supermoon when the moon will arrive at it’s closest point to the earth in 2021.
On May 26, a total lunar eclipse, which will favor the Pacific Rim.
On June 10th, a “ring of fire” annular solar eclipse. When the moon passes squarely in front of the sun, it will not totally cover the face of the star, but instead a ring of sunlight will remain visible. Hence, the term “annular” eclipse.
August 11th through 12th, the Perseid meteor shower , the Old Faithful of the midsummer sky.
Beginning in Mid-September and continuing through the rest of 2021, Venus becomes visible in the night sky.
On November 19th, a near total eclipse of the moon, and North America is in a great position to see it!
It’ll be hard to catch on December 4th, but a total eclipse of the sun will occur over Antarctica.
Finally, the Geminid meteor shower will reach full peak during the pre-dawn hours of December 14th.