The 2016 APOD calendar is now available for download and printing in PDF format from the links below. If you prefer to purchase a printed version, you can do so here. (Friends of APOD receives $1 for every purchased calendar.)
Designed for 8.5″ x 11″ paper (landscape orientation), the calendar is easily printable. For best printed results, print it double-sided in color on bright white light card stock or heavy paper with a spiral or comb (GBC) binding and punch a hole for hanging; many local printing shops (Staples, Kinkos, etc.) offer binding services. Containing APOD images, the calendar makes a great inexpensive birthday or holiday present!
Since the calendar is in PDF, it can be viewed on devices such as the Kindle and many e-readers.
The 2016 calendar is available in two different versions; both have annotations for eclipses, meteor shower peaks, conjunctions, oppositions, solstices, equinoxes, perihelion and aphelion. APOD explanations for each monthly image are shown, and previous year’s APODs appear as watermarks in each calendar day cell. All images are hyperlinks to their respective APOD pages when viewing the calendar digitally.
Please note that all dates/times are UTC so some moon phases may seem as if they are one day off. Also please remember that best viewing of meteor showers may not be on the peak nights due to moonlight.
Images for the calendars were chosen by Robert Nemiroff and Alice Allen, and the design work was done by Judy Schmidt; copyrighted images are used with permission.
The last page of the PDF appears upside-down; this is deliberate. When printed, this page serves as the back cover of the calendar and allows one to see thumbnails of all the images in the calendar in the correct orientation (in relation to the front cover).
Calendar download links
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I love APOD! Even it is cloudy outside my window, God’s glorious universe is displayed on my computer daily. Thank you
I suggest people go to APOD after the news to keep everything in perspective!
I love getting the magnificent pictures everyday of the year when I open my computer! So beautiful & instructional each day, I share this site with all the Moms & Grandmothers I know. The children are amazed at the beauty & knowledge presented here! Thanks so much!
Hi, you guys are amazing! Love them. BTW, does the earth accept immigrants from PLANET NOWHERE? Citizen earth is sooooooo cool.
Thanks to APOD, I can still explore the spectacular universe under the sky filled with smog in China. XD
Wow, wow, wow… won-der-ful… I love both calendars… Thank you very much….
Love love love apod !
I am quite poor, but will send a little bitty donation.
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THANK YOU for all you do!!!