2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events



2022 Phases of the Moon

Alaska Standard Time

The following table gives the date and time of the Moon's phases for the year. If Daylight Saving Time is in effect, add one hour to the times listed.

2022 Phases of the Moon
Alaska Standard Time
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 2 09:33 Jan 9 09:11 Jan 17 14:49 Jan 25 04:41
Jan 31 20:46 Feb 8 04:50 Feb 16 07:57 Feb 23 13:32
Mar 2 08:35 Mar 10 01:45 Mar 17 22:17 Mar 24 20:37
Mar 31 21:24 Apr 8 21:47 Apr 16 09:55 Apr 23 02:56
Apr 30 11:28 P May 8 15:21 May 15 19:14 t May 22 09:43
May 30 02:30 Jun 7 05:48 Jun 14 02:52 Jun 20 18:11
Jun 28 17:52 Jul 6 17:14 Jul 13 09:37 Jul 20 05:18
Jul 28 08:55 Aug 5 02:06 Aug 11 16:36 Aug 18 19:36
Aug 26 23:17 Sep 3 09:08 Sep 10 00:59 Sep 17 12:52
Sep 25 12:54 Oct 2 15:14 Oct 9 11:55 Oct 17 08:15
Oct 25 01:49 P Oct 31 21:37 Nov 8 02:02 t Nov 16 04:27
Nov 23 13:57 Nov 30 05:36 Dec 7 19:08 Dec 15 23:56
Dec 23 01:17 Dec 29 16:21 --

An eclipse of the Sun can only occur at New Moon (see: Solar Eclipses for Beginners), while an eclipse of the Moon can only occur at Full Moon (see: Lunar Eclipses for Beginners). In any calendar year there are a minimum of two solar and two lunar eclipses.

If an eclipse of the Sun or Moon takes place on a given date, it is noted by a character next to the date in the table above. Solar eclipses are indicated as: T=Total, A=Annular, H=Hybrid and P=Partial. Lunar eclipses are indicated as: t=Total, p=Partial, and n=Penumbral.

Phases of the Moon Photo Gallery is an image collection showing the Moon's phases over a complete synodic month.



2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events

Alaska Standard Time

The following table gives the date and time of the important astronomical events for the year. If Daylight Saving Time is in effect, add one hour to the times listed. A key to astronomical terms appears below the calendar.

2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events
January - June July - December
Date     AKST   Even
        (h:m)

Jan 01  14:00  Moon at Perigee: 358037 km
    02  09:33  NEW MOON 
    03  12     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    03  16:23  Mercury 3.1°N of Moon
    03  22     Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 AU
    04  07:50  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    05  15:09  Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
    07  02     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.2°E
    08  16     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    09  09:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    12  19:19  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  19     Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
    14  00:27  Moon at Apogee: 405806 km
    15  14     Mercury at Perihelion 
    17  06:37  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    17  14:49  FULL MOON 
    18  07:33  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    20  01:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    22  21     Venus at Perihelion 
    23  01     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    24  04:25  Spica 5.5°S of Moon
    25  04:41  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    26  21:14  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  13:57  Antares 3.7°S of Moon
    29  06:05  Mars 2.4°N of Moon
    29  22:09  Moon at Perigee: 362250 km
    31  20:46  NEW MOON 

Feb 02  12:08  Jupiter 4.3°N of Moon
    04  10     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  04:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  21:12  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  17:39  Moon at Apogee: 404897 km
    13  13:52  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    14  14:42  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    16  07:57  FULL MOON 
    16  08:12  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    16  12     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.3°W
    20  10:00  Spica 5.3°S of Moon
    22  21:54  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  13:32  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  20:17  Antares 3.5°S of Moon
    26  13:18  Moon at Perigee: 367787 km
    27  00:00  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    28  11:07  Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
    28  14     Mercury at Aphelion 
    28  14:47  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon

Mar 02  07     Mercury 0.7° of Saturn
    02  08:35  NEW MOON 
    05  04     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    07  23:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  07:46  Pleiades 3.8°N of Moon
    10  01:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  14:05  Moon at Apogee: 404268 km
    12  21:58  Pollux 2.4°N of Moon
    13  02     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    13  22:55  Beehive 3.4°S of Moon
    15  16:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    17  22:17  FULL MOON 
    19  16:51  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    20  01     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    20  06:33  Vernal Equinox 
    20  21     Mercury 1.2° of Jupiter
    21  23:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  01:43  Antares 3.2°S of Moon
    23  14:28  Moon at Perigee: 369764 km
    24  20:37  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  17:54  Mars 4.1°N of Moon
    28  02:43  Saturn 4.4°N of Moon
    31  21:24  NEW MOON 

Apr 02  14     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    04  04:05  Moon at Ascending Node 
    04  16:16  Pleiades 3.6°N of Moon
    07  10:11  Moon at Apogee: 404438 km
    08  21:47  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  06:14  Pollux 2.2°N of Moon
    10  07:27  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    12  01:27  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    13  13     Mercury at Perihelion 
    16  01:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    16  09:55  FULL MOON 
    18  05:01  Moon at Descending Node 
    19  06:16  Moon at Perigee: 365143 km
    19  08:36  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    22  09     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23  02:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  11:56  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    25  13:06  Mars 3.9°N of Moon
    26  16:51  Venus 3.8°N of Moon
    26  23:23  Jupiter 3.6°N of Moon
    28  23     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.6°E
    29  10:31  Mercury 1.3°S of Pleiades
    30  11:28  NEW MOON 
    30  11:41  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.640

May 01  10:53  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  05:17  Mercury 1.8°N of Moon
    04  23     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    05  00     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    05  03:46  Moon at Apogee: 405287 km
    06  13:56  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    07  15:23  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    08  15:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  10:05  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    13  11:56  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    15  06     Venus at Aphelion 
    15  14:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    15  19:11  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.414
    15  19:14  FULL MOON 
    16  17:48  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    17  06:23  Moon at Perigee: 360298 km
    21  10     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  19:43  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    22  09:43  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  10:24  Mars 2.8°N of Moon
    24  14:59  Jupiter 3.3°N of Moon
    26  17:52  Venus 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  17:33  Moon at Ascending Node 
    30  02:30  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  16:14  Moon at Apogee: 406191 km
    02  20:42  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    03  22:17  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    05  17:32  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    07  05:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  21:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    12  01:02  Moon at Descending Node 
    13  04:26  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    14  02:52  FULL MOON 
    14  14:21  Moon at Perigee: 357434 km
    16  06     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 23.2°W
    18  03:22  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon
    20  18:11  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  00:14  Summer Solstice 
    21  03     Mars at Perihelion 
    21  04:32  Jupiter 2.7°N of Moon
    22  09:08  Mercury 2.8°N of Aldebaran
    22  09:16  Mars 0.9°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  15:53  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    24  22:10  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  12:27  Pleiades 3.5°N of Moon
    25  23:11  Venus 2.7°S of Moon
    26  23:19  Mercury 3.9°S of Moon
    28  17:52  NEW MOON 
    28  21:08  Moon at Apogee: 406581 km
    30  17:45  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran

Date     AKST   Even
        (h:m)

Jul 01  04:21  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    02  23:46  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    03  22     Earth at Aphelion: 1.01672 AU
    06  17:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  06:01  Spica 4.9°S of Moon
    09  08:28  Moon at Descending Node 
    10  13     Mercury at Perihelion 
    10  14:50  Antares 3.0°S of Moon
    13  00:08  Moon at Perigee: 357264 km
    13  09:37  FULL MOON 
    15  11:16  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    16  10     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    18  15:55  Jupiter 2.2°N of Moon
    20  05:18  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  07:46  Mars 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
    22  00:21  Moon at Ascending Node 
    22  18:29  Pleiades 3.4°N of Moon
    26  01:22  Moon at Apogee: 406276 km
    26  05:12  Venus 4.2°S of Moon
    28  00     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    28  08:55  NEW MOON 
    30  05:32  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon

Aug 03  12:26  Spica 4.6°S of Moon
    03  19:58  Mercury 0.6°N of Regulus
    05  02:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  11:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  00:28  Venus 6.4°S of Pollux
    06  23:29  Antares 2.8°S of Moon
    10  08:14  Moon at Perigee: 359830 km
    11  16:36  FULL MOON 
    11  18:55  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    12  16     Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  08     Saturn at Opposition 
    15  00:37  Jupiter 1.9°N of Moon
    17  07:02  Venus 0.9°S of Beehive
    18  01:59  Moon at Ascending Node 
    18  19:36  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  01:32  Pleiades 3.1°N of Moon
    19  03:16  Mars 2.7°S of Moon
    19  23:36  Mars 5.4°S of Pleiades
    22  12:53  Moon at Apogee: 405419 km
    23  12     Mercury at Aphelion 
    23  15:17  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    24  16:46  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    25  11:58  Venus 4.3°S of Moon
    26  23:17  NEW MOON 
    27  07     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.3°E
    30  17:59  Spica 4.4°S of Moon

Sep 01  12:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    03  05:56  Antares 2.5°S of Moon
    03  09:08  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  14     Venus at Perihelion 
    06  12:28  Mars 4.2°N of Aldebaran
    07  09:17  Moon at Perigee: 364491 km
    08  01:31  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    10  00:59  FULL MOON 
    11  06:11  Jupiter 1.8°N of Moon
    14  05:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    15  09:50  Pleiades 2.9°N of Moon
    16  12     Neptune at Opposition 
    16  16:41  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  12:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  05:44  Moon at Apogee: 404556 km
    19  22:40  Pollux 1.9°N of Moon
    21  00:11  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    22  16:04  Autumnal Equinox 
    22  19:16  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    22  22     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    25  12:54  NEW MOON 
    26  09     Jupiter at Opposition 
    28  14:43  Moon at Descending Node 
    30  11:20  Antares 2.4°S of Moon

Oct 02  15:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  08:01  Moon at Perigee: 369335 km
    05  06:51  Saturn 4.1°N of Moon
    06  12     Mercury at Perihelion 
    08  09:06  Jupiter 2.1°N of Moon
    08  12     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.0°W
    09  11:55  FULL MOON 
    11  12:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  18:46  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    14  19:28  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  01:21  Moon at Apogee: 404330 km
    17  06:41  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    17  08:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  08:17  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    20  03:42  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    21  09     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  12     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  01:49  NEW MOON 
    25  02:00  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.862
    25  21:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  17:48  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    29  05:48  Moon at Perigee: 368289 km
    31  21:37  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Nov 01  12:08  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    04  11:19  Jupiter 2.4°N of Moon
    05  09     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    07  21:08  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  01:59  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.359
    08  02:02  FULL MOON 
    08  07     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    09  00     Uranus at Opposition 
    09  03:16  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    11  04:43  Mars 2.5°S of Moon
    12  08     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    13  14:43  Pollux 1.7°N of Moon
    13  21:41  Moon at Apogee: 404924 km
    14  16:24  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    16  04:27  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  12:16  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    17  15     Leonid Meteor Shower
    20  18:36  Spica 4.3°S of Moon
    22  07:23  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  13:57  NEW MOON 
    25  16:30  Moon at Perigee: 362826 km
    28  19:40  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    30  05:36  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 01  15:52  Jupiter 2.5°N of Moon
    05  03:39  Moon at Ascending Node 
    06  10:26  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    07  19:08  FULL MOON 
    07  19:21  Mars 0.5°S of Moon: Occn.
    07  19     Mars at Opposition 
    10  22:06  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    11  15:30  Moon at Apogee: 405869 km
    11  23:49  Beehive 3.7°S of Moon
    13  20:01  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    14  04     Geminid Meteor Shower
    15  23:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  04:37  Spica 4.1°S of Moon
    19  16:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    21  06     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.1°E
    21  12:48  Winter Solstice 
    21  13:43  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    22  12     Ursid Meteor Shower
    23  01:17  NEW MOON 
    23  23:32  Moon at Perigee: 358270 km
    24  02:29  Venus 3.5°N of Moon
    24  09:31  Mercury 3.8°N of Moon
    26  07:11  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    28  22     Mercury 1.4° of Venus
    29  01:29  Jupiter 2.3°N of Moon
    29  16:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

    

Astronomical Definitions

  • Perihelion - the instant when a planet is closest to the Sun
  • Aphelion - the instant when a planet is furthest from the Sun
  • Perigee - the instant when the Moon is closest to Earth
  • Apogee - the instant when the Moon is furthest from Earth
  • Inferior Conjunction - the instant when a planet passes between Earth and the Sun (Mercury or Venus)
  • Superior Conjunction - the instant when a planet passes on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth (Mercury or Venus)
  • Greatest Elongation - elongation is the apparent angle between a planet and the Sun as seen from Earth; during eastern elongation (E), the planet appears as an evening star; during western elongation (W), the planet appears as a morning star
  • Opposition - the instant when a planet appears opposite the Sun as seen from Earth
  • Conjunction - the instant when a planet appears closest the Sun as seen from Earth
  • Occultation - the Moon occults or eclipses a star or planet
  • Ascending Node - the point where a planet crosses from the southern to northern portion of its orbit
  • Descending Node - the point where a planet crosses from the northern to the southern portion of its orbit



Calendars for Other Years and Time Zones

The table below contains links to astronomical events calendars for a range of years and Time Zones. Abbreviations for the time zones are: GMT = Greenwich Mean Time, AST = Atlantic Standard Time, EST = Eastern Standard Time, CST = Central Standard Time, MST = Mountain Standard Time, PST = Pacific Standard Time, AKST = Alaskan Standard Time, and HST = Hawaiian Standard Time.

Calendar of Astronomical Events
GMT 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
AST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
EST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
CST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
MST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
PST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
AKST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
HST 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025

For years or time zones not covered above, please visit SKYCAL the astronomical events calendar generator.

Accuracy

The times of astronomical events listed with a precision in hours and minutes (i.e., hh:mm) are accurate to the nearest minute. Similarly, the times of astronomical events listed with a precision in hours (i.e., hh) are accurate to the nearest hour.

A simplified solar ephemeris results an accuracy of ±0.5 hours for the perihelion and aphelion of Earth. The algorithm used in the perihelion and aphelion of the other planets is based on unperturbed elliptical orbits. For Mars, the accuracy is about 2 hours. Due to mutual planetary perturbations, the times for Jupiter may be in error by several weeks, while Saturn's times may be in error by a month. The times for Uranus and Neptune may be in error by several months. In the future, we plan to develop algorithms to improve the computed times of perihelion and aphelion of the planets.

Acknowledgements

All calculations are by Fred Espenak, and he assumes full responsibility for their accuracy. Algorithms used in predicting the phases of the Moon, eclipses and other sky phenomena are based on Astronomical Algorithms by Jean Meeus (Willmann-Bell, Inc., Richmond, 1998).

Permission is freely granted to reproduce this data when accompanied by the acknowledgment:


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