Skywatching In 2016: The Year's Must-See Events (Infographic)

Chart of events to watch in the sky in 2016.
Here is a chart of some of the don't-miss spectacles that the sky has to offer in 2016. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics artist)

From planetary meet-ups to eclispes of the moon and the sun, the year 2016 has a lot to offer for skywatchers. Here's a look a the year's most promising events to help you plan. 

For the latest on what's up in the night sky, visit our Skywatching section here

You can also see the current month's night sky events here: 
Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at:

Karl Tate contributor

Karl's association with goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.