2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events



2022 Phases of the Moon

Atlantic 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
Atlantic Standard Time
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 2 14:33 Jan 9 14:11 Jan 17 19:49 Jan 25 09:41
Feb 1 01:46 Feb 8 09:50 Feb 16 12:57 Feb 23 18:32
Mar 2 13:35 Mar 10 06:45 Mar 18 03:17 Mar 25 01:37
Apr 1 02:24 Apr 9 02:47 Apr 16 14:55 Apr 23 07:56
Apr 30 16:28 P May 8 20:21 May 16 00:14 t May 22 14:43
May 30 07:30 Jun 7 10:48 Jun 14 07:52 Jun 20 23:11
Jun 28 22:52 Jul 6 22:14 Jul 13 14:37 Jul 20 10:18
Jul 28 13:55 Aug 5 07:06 Aug 11 21:36 Aug 19 00:36
Aug 27 04:17 Sep 3 14:08 Sep 10 05:59 Sep 17 17:52
Sep 25 17:54 Oct 2 20:14 Oct 9 16:55 Oct 17 13:15
Oct 25 06:49 P Nov 1 02:37 Nov 8 07:02 t Nov 16 09:27
Nov 23 18:57 Nov 30 10:36 Dec 8 00:08 Dec 16 04:56
Dec 23 06:17 Dec 29 21:21 --

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

Atlantic 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     AST   Event
        (h:m)

Jan 01  19:00  Moon at Perigee: 358037 km
    02  14:33  NEW MOON 
    03  17     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    03  21:23  Mercury 3.1°N of Moon
    04  03     Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 AU
    04  12:50  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    05  20:09  Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
    07  07     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.2°E
    08  21     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    09  14:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    13  00:19  Moon at Ascending Node 
    13  00     Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
    14  05:27  Moon at Apogee: 405806 km
    15  19     Mercury at Perihelion 
    17  11:37  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    17  19:49  FULL MOON 
    18  12:33  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    20  06:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    23  02     Venus at Perihelion 
    23  06     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    24  09:25  Spica 5.5°S of Moon
    25  09:41  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  02:14  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  18:57  Antares 3.7°S of Moon
    29  11:05  Mars 2.4°N of Moon
    30  03:09  Moon at Perigee: 362250 km

Feb 01  01:46  NEW MOON 
    02  17:08  Jupiter 4.3°N of Moon
    04  15     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  09:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  02:12  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  22:39  Moon at Apogee: 404897 km
    13  18:52  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    14  19:42  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    16  12:57  FULL MOON 
    16  13:12  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    16  17     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.3°W
    20  15:00  Spica 5.3°S of Moon
    23  02:54  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  18:32  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  01:17  Antares 3.5°S of Moon
    26  18:18  Moon at Perigee: 367787 km
    27  05:00  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    28  16:07  Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
    28  19     Mercury at Aphelion 
    28  19:47  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon

Mar 02  12     Mercury 0.7° of Saturn
    02  13:35  NEW MOON 
    05  09     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  04:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  12:46  Pleiades 3.8°N of Moon
    10  06:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  19:05  Moon at Apogee: 404268 km
    13  02:58  Pollux 2.4°N of Moon
    13  07     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    14  03:55  Beehive 3.4°S of Moon
    15  21:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    18  03:17  FULL MOON 
    19  21:51  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    20  06     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    20  11:33  Vernal Equinox 
    21  02     Mercury 1.2° of Jupiter
    22  04:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  06:43  Antares 3.2°S of Moon
    23  19:28  Moon at Perigee: 369764 km
    25  01:37  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  22:54  Mars 4.1°N of Moon
    28  07:43  Saturn 4.4°N of Moon

Apr 01  02:24  NEW MOON 
    02  19     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    04  09:05  Moon at Ascending Node 
    04  21:16  Pleiades 3.6°N of Moon
    07  15:11  Moon at Apogee: 404438 km
    09  02:47  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  11:14  Pollux 2.2°N of Moon
    10  12:27  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    12  06:27  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    13  18     Mercury at Perihelion 
    16  06:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    16  14:55  FULL MOON 
    18  10:01  Moon at Descending Node 
    19  11:16  Moon at Perigee: 365143 km
    19  13:36  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    22  14     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23  07:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  16:56  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    25  18:06  Mars 3.9°N of Moon
    26  21:51  Venus 3.8°N of Moon
    27  04:23  Jupiter 3.6°N of Moon
    29  04     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.6°E
    29  15:31  Mercury 1.3°S of Pleiades
    30  16:28  NEW MOON 
    30  16:41  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.640

May 01  15:53  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  10:17  Mercury 1.8°N of Moon
    05  04     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    05  05     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    05  08:46  Moon at Apogee: 405287 km
    06  18:56  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    07  20:23  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    08  20:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  15:05  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    13  16:56  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    15  11     Venus at Aphelion 
    15  19:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    16  00:11  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.414
    16  00:14  FULL MOON 
    16  22:48  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    17  11:23  Moon at Perigee: 360298 km
    21  15     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    22  00:43  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    22  14:43  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  15:24  Mars 2.8°N of Moon
    24  19:59  Jupiter 3.3°N of Moon
    26  22:52  Venus 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  22:33  Moon at Ascending Node 
    30  07:30  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  21:14  Moon at Apogee: 406191 km
    03  01:42  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    04  03:17  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    05  22:32  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    07  10:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  02:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    12  06:02  Moon at Descending Node 
    13  09:26  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    14  07:52  FULL MOON 
    14  19:21  Moon at Perigee: 357434 km
    16  11     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 23.2°W
    18  08:22  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon
    20  23:11  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  05:14  Summer Solstice 
    21  08     Mars at Perihelion 
    21  09:32  Jupiter 2.7°N of Moon
    22  14:08  Mercury 2.8°N of Aldebaran
    22  14:16  Mars 0.9°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  20:53  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    25  03:10  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  17:27  Pleiades 3.5°N of Moon
    26  04:11  Venus 2.7°S of Moon
    27  04:19  Mercury 3.9°S of Moon
    28  22:52  NEW MOON 
    29  02:08  Moon at Apogee: 406581 km
    30  22:45  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran

Date     AST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  09:21  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    03  04:46  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    04  03     Earth at Aphelion: 1.01672 AU
    06  22:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  11:01  Spica 4.9°S of Moon
    09  13:28  Moon at Descending Node 
    10  18     Mercury at Perihelion 
    10  19:50  Antares 3.0°S of Moon
    13  05:08  Moon at Perigee: 357264 km
    13  14:37  FULL MOON 
    15  16:16  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    16  15     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    18  20:55  Jupiter 2.2°N of Moon
    20  10:18  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  12:46  Mars 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
    22  05:21  Moon at Ascending Node 
    22  23:29  Pleiades 3.4°N of Moon
    26  06:22  Moon at Apogee: 406276 km
    26  10:12  Venus 4.2°S of Moon
    28  05     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    28  13:55  NEW MOON 
    30  10:32  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon

Aug 03  17:26  Spica 4.6°S of Moon
    04  00:58  Mercury 0.6°N of Regulus
    05  07:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  16:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  05:28  Venus 6.4°S of Pollux
    07  04:29  Antares 2.8°S of Moon
    10  13:14  Moon at Perigee: 359830 km
    11  21:36  FULL MOON 
    11  23:55  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    12  21     Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  13     Saturn at Opposition 
    15  05:37  Jupiter 1.9°N of Moon
    17  12:02  Venus 0.9°S of Beehive
    18  06:59  Moon at Ascending Node 
    19  00:36  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  06:32  Pleiades 3.1°N of Moon
    19  08:16  Mars 2.7°S of Moon
    20  04:36  Mars 5.4°S of Pleiades
    22  17:53  Moon at Apogee: 405419 km
    23  17     Mercury at Aphelion 
    23  20:17  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    24  21:46  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    25  16:58  Venus 4.3°S of Moon
    27  04:17  NEW MOON 
    27  12     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.3°E
    30  22:59  Spica 4.4°S of Moon

Sep 01  17:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    03  10:56  Antares 2.5°S of Moon
    03  14:08  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  19     Venus at Perihelion 
    06  17:28  Mars 4.2°N of Aldebaran
    07  14:17  Moon at Perigee: 364491 km
    08  06:31  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    10  05:59  FULL MOON 
    11  11:11  Jupiter 1.8°N of Moon
    14  10:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    15  14:50  Pleiades 2.9°N of Moon
    16  17     Neptune at Opposition 
    16  21:41  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  17:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  10:44  Moon at Apogee: 404556 km
    20  03:40  Pollux 1.9°N of Moon
    21  05:11  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    22  21:04  Autumnal Equinox 
    23  00:16  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    23  03     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    25  17:54  NEW MOON 
    26  14     Jupiter at Opposition 
    28  19:43  Moon at Descending Node 
    30  16:20  Antares 2.4°S of Moon

Oct 02  20:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  13:01  Moon at Perigee: 369335 km
    05  11:51  Saturn 4.1°N of Moon
    06  17     Mercury at Perihelion 
    08  14:06  Jupiter 2.1°N of Moon
    08  17     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.0°W
    09  16:55  FULL MOON 
    11  17:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  23:46  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    15  00:28  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  06:21  Moon at Apogee: 404330 km
    17  11:41  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    17  13:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  13:17  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    20  08:42  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    21  14     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  17     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  06:49  NEW MOON 
    25  07:00  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.862
    26  02:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  22:48  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    29  10:48  Moon at Perigee: 368289 km

Nov 01  02:37  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    01  17:08  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    04  16:19  Jupiter 2.4°N of Moon
    05  14     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    08  02:08  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  06:59  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.359
    08  07:02  FULL MOON 
    08  12     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    09  05     Uranus at Opposition 
    09  08:16  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    11  09:43  Mars 2.5°S of Moon
    12  13     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    13  19:43  Pollux 1.7°N of Moon
    14  02:41  Moon at Apogee: 404924 km
    14  21:24  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    16  09:27  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  17:16  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    17  20     Leonid Meteor Shower
    20  23:36  Spica 4.3°S of Moon
    22  12:23  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  18:57  NEW MOON 
    25  21:30  Moon at Perigee: 362826 km
    29  00:40  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    30  10:36  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 01  20:52  Jupiter 2.5°N of Moon
    05  08:39  Moon at Ascending Node 
    06  15:26  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    08  00:08  FULL MOON 
    08  00:21  Mars 0.5°S of Moon: Occn.
    08  00     Mars at Opposition 
    11  03:06  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    11  20:30  Moon at Apogee: 405869 km
    12  04:49  Beehive 3.7°S of Moon
    14  01:01  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    14  09     Geminid Meteor Shower
    16  04:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  09:37  Spica 4.1°S of Moon
    19  21:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    21  11     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.1°E
    21  17:48  Winter Solstice 
    21  18:43  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    22  17     Ursid Meteor Shower
    23  06:17  NEW MOON 
    24  04:32  Moon at Perigee: 358270 km
    24  07:29  Venus 3.5°N of Moon
    24  14:31  Mercury 3.8°N of Moon
    26  12:11  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    29  03     Mercury 1.4° of Venus
    29  06:29  Jupiter 2.3°N of Moon
    29  21:21  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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