Historical Messier Marathon Dates

Below we give a list of the best dates for Messier Marathons for recent years. For future years, please refer to our Messier Marathon Dates list, where also some explanations can be found. Our list starts with the year 1977, the year of the first reported Messier Marathon.
Year  New Moon[s]          Primary Weekend      Secondary Weekend

1977 Mar 19.6 Mar 19 1978 Mar 09.1 Mar 11 1979 Mar 28.1 Mar 24 Mar 31 1980 Mar 16.8 Mar 15 1981 Mar 06.4, Apr 04.8 Mar 7 Mar 28 1982 Mar 25.4 Mar 27 Mar 20 1983 Mar 14.7 Mar 19 Mar 12 1984 Mar 02.8, Apr 01.5 Mar 31 Mar 3 1985 Mar 21.5 Mar 23 Mar 16 1986 Mar 10.6 Mar 15 Mar 8 1987 Mar 29.5 Mar 28 1988 Mar 18.1 Mar 19 1989 Mar 07.8, Apr 06.1 Mar 11 Apr 1 1990 Mar 26.8 Mar 24 Mar 31 1991 Mar 16.3 Mar 16 1992 Mar 04.6, Apr 03.3 Mar 7 Mar 28 1993 Mar 23.3 Mar 27 Mar 20 1994 Mar 12.3 Mar 12 1995 Mar 01.5, Mar 31.2 Mar 25 (D: 6,1) Apr 1 (D: 6,1) 1996 Mar 19.4 Mar 23 (I: 1,4,6) Mar 16 (I: 1,4,6) 1997 Mar 09.0 Mar 8 (I: 1,2,6) 1998 Mar 28.1 Mar 28 (I: 1,4,6) 1999 Mar 17.8 Mar 20 (D: 1) Mar 13 (I: 1,5) 2000 Mar 06.2, Apr 04.8 Apr 1 Mar 11 2001 Mar 25.0 Mar 24 (D: 2) 2002 Mar 14.1 Mar 16 (D: 7,2) 2003 Mar 03.1, Apr 01.8 Mar 29 (D: 7,1) Mar 08 (I: 7) 2004 Mar 21.0 Mar 20 (D: 7) 2005 Mar 10.4 Mar 12 (I: 7,2) 2006 Mar 29.4 Mar 25 (D: 7) Apr 01 (D: 7) 2007 Mar 19.1 Mar 17 (I: 7,8) 2008 Mar 07.7, Apr 06.2 Mar 08 (I: 7) Mar 29 (I: 7) 2009 Mar 26.7 Mar 28 (I: 7,1,2) 2010 Mar 15.9 Mar 13 (I: 7,5,1,8) Mar 20 (I: 7,1,5) 2011 Mar 04.9, Apr 03.6 Mar 05 (I: 7,8,1,5) Apr 02 (I: 7,5,4) 2012 Mar 22.6 Mar 24 (I: 7,8,1) 2013 Mar 11.8 Mar 09 (I: 7,8,4,2) Mar 16 (I: 7,4,2) 2014 Mar 01.0, Mar 30.8 Mar 29 (I: 7) Mar 02 (I: 7) 2015 Mar 20.4 Mar 21 (I: 7,8,4) 2016 Mar 09.1, Apr 07.5 Mar 12 (I: 7,8) Apr 02 (I: 7,1) 2017 Mar 28.1 Mar 25 (I: 7,8,2) Apr 01 (I: 7,8,1)


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