|Centuries:||20th century – 21st century – 22nd century|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s – 2010s – 2020s 2030s 2040s|
|Years:||2015 2016 2017 – 2018 – 2019 2020 2021|
|Ab urbe condita||2771|
|British Regnal year||66 Eliz. 2 – 67 Eliz. 2|
|Chinese calendar||丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)|
4714 or 4654
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戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
4715 or 4655
|- Vikram Samvat||2074–2075|
|- Shaka Samvat||1940–1941|
|- Kali Yuga||5119–5120|
|Japanese calendar||Heisei 30|
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 107|
|Thai solar calendar||2561|
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2018 (MMXVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (dominical letter G) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 18th year of the 3rd millennium, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2010s decade.
Predicted and scheduled events[edit | edit source]
- February 9–25 – The 2018 Winter Olympics are scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
- March – NASA plans to launch the exoplanet-seeking TESS mission.
- April 4–15 - The 2018 Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
- May 5 – Launch of NASA's InSight is scheduled. InSight will launch to Mars in November and use a drill to conduct geological science.
- May 25 – Implementation date of General Data Protection Regulation.
- June 14 – July 15 – The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Russia.
- July 27 – Mars will make its closest approach to Earth since 2003.
- October – Unmanned European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft will be launched to Mercury.
- October – The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is likely to be launched. It is intended as a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which was launched in 1990.
- The U.S. missile defense complex in Poland will be operational.
- The second capsule of The Helium Centennial Time Columns Monument is expected to be opened 50 years after the time capsule was locked in 1968.
- NASA's Solar Probe Plus will orbit the Sun.
- Israel will begin to release classified information held in its state archives from the first two decades of its existence.
- JAXA's robotic SELENE-2 lunar mission is expected to be launched in 2018.
- Two space tourists will fly around the Moon in a Falcon Heavy rocket. This marks the first time that humans have ventured beyond low-Earth orbit since 1972.
In fiction[edit | edit source]
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