Dates are according to the Julian calendar.
Time is Jerusalem time. For universal time (UTC) subtract 2 hours. For Babylon time add 1 hour. Time is specified as such
- Conjunction: time of closest approach.
- Eclipse: time of central shadow.
|Date ||Time ||Sun ||Moon ||Planet ||Star ||Const* ||Event |
|5 BC |
|Mar 23 ||20:21 ||Yes ||Total lunar eclipse |
|Sep 15 ||22:12 ||Yes ||Total lunar eclipse |
|4 BC |
|Mar 13 ||2:41 ||Yes ||Partial lunar eclipse |
|3 BC |
|Feb 15 ||14:30 ||Yes ||Yes ||Partial solar eclipse |
|May 20† ||0:47 ||Mercury Saturn ||Conjunction: 40' |
|Jun 12 ||18:06 ||Venus Saturn ||Conjunction: 7.2' |
|Aug 12 ||7:20 ||Venus Jupiter ||Leo/ Cancer ||Conjunction: 4.2' |
|Aug 31 ||23:03 ||Mercury Venus ||Conjunction |
|Sep 8–10 ||Yes ||Yes ||Virgo ||Sun and Moon in Virgo |
|Sep 11 ||Yes ||Yes ||Virgo ||Sun in Virgo. New Moon at feet of Virgo |
|Sep 14 ||7:05 ||Jupiter ||Regulus ||Leo ||Triple conjunction (1): 20' |
|Dec 1 ||Jupiter ||Jupiter stationary |
|2 BC |
|Feb 17 ||17:15 ||Jupiter ||Regulus ||Leo ||Triple conjunction (2): 51' |
|Mar 29 ||Jupiter ||Jupiter stationary |
|May 8 ||18:10 ||Jupiter ||Regulus ||Leo ||Triple conjunction (3): 43' |
|Jun 17 ||19:53 ||Venus Jupiter ||Leo ||Conjunction: 6". Close to Regulus. Full Moon |
|Jul 17 ||7:14 ||Yes ||Partial lunar eclipse. Not visible from Jerusalem |
|Aug 26 ||17:15 ||Mars Jupiter ||Leo ||Conjunction. Venus and Mercury also massing with Mars and Jupiter |
|Dec 25–30 ||Yes ||Jupiter ||Virgo ||Jupiter stationary. December 25 is solstice |
|1 BC |
|Jan 10† ||1:09 ||Yes ||Total lunar eclipse |
|Dec 29 ||14:31 ||Yes ||Partial lunar eclipse. Only end of eclipse visible |
*Const. = constellation.
†Date given based on time in Jerusalem. Times are usually given in UTC which for these events would be 1 day prior.
These dates were obtained from The Star that Astonished the World by Ernest Martin and NASA's lunar eclipse site.