2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events



2022 Phases of the Moon

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

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

Eastern 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     EST   Event
        (h:m)

Jan 01  18:00  Moon at Perigee: 358037 km
    02  13:33  NEW MOON 
    03  16     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    03  20:23  Mercury 3.1°N of Moon
    04  02     Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 AU
    04  11:50  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    05  19:09  Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
    07  06     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.2°E
    08  20     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    09  13:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    12  23:19  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  23     Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
    14  04:27  Moon at Apogee: 405806 km
    15  18     Mercury at Perihelion 
    17  10:37  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    17  18:49  FULL MOON 
    18  11:33  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    20  05:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    23  01     Venus at Perihelion 
    23  05     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    24  08:25  Spica 5.5°S of Moon
    25  08:41  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  01:14  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  17:57  Antares 3.7°S of Moon
    29  10:05  Mars 2.4°N of Moon
    30  02:09  Moon at Perigee: 362250 km

Feb 01  00:46  NEW MOON 
    02  16:08  Jupiter 4.3°N of Moon
    04  14     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  08:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  01:12  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  21:39  Moon at Apogee: 404897 km
    13  17:52  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    14  18:42  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    16  11:57  FULL MOON 
    16  12:12  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    16  16     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.3°W
    20  14:00  Spica 5.3°S of Moon
    23  01:54  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  17:32  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  00:17  Antares 3.5°S of Moon
    26  17:18  Moon at Perigee: 367787 km
    27  04:00  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    28  15:07  Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
    28  18     Mercury at Aphelion 
    28  18:47  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon

Mar 02  11     Mercury 0.7° of Saturn
    02  12:35  NEW MOON 
    05  08     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  03:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  11:46  Pleiades 3.8°N of Moon
    10  05:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  18:05  Moon at Apogee: 404268 km
    13  01:58  Pollux 2.4°N of Moon
    13  06     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    14  02:55  Beehive 3.4°S of Moon
    15  20:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    18  02:17  FULL MOON 
    19  20:51  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    20  05     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    20  10:33  Vernal Equinox 
    21  01     Mercury 1.2° of Jupiter
    22  03:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  05:43  Antares 3.2°S of Moon
    23  18:28  Moon at Perigee: 369764 km
    25  00:37  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  21:54  Mars 4.1°N of Moon
    28  06:43  Saturn 4.4°N of Moon

Apr 01  01:24  NEW MOON 
    02  18     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    04  08:05  Moon at Ascending Node 
    04  20:16  Pleiades 3.6°N of Moon
    07  14:11  Moon at Apogee: 404438 km
    09  01:47  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  10:14  Pollux 2.2°N of Moon
    10  11:27  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    12  05:27  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    13  17     Mercury at Perihelion 
    16  05:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    16  13:55  FULL MOON 
    18  09:01  Moon at Descending Node 
    19  10:16  Moon at Perigee: 365143 km
    19  12:36  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    22  13     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23  06:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  15:56  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    25  17:06  Mars 3.9°N of Moon
    26  20:51  Venus 3.8°N of Moon
    27  03:23  Jupiter 3.6°N of Moon
    29  03     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.6°E
    29  14:31  Mercury 1.3°S of Pleiades
    30  15:28  NEW MOON 
    30  15:41  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.640

May 01  14:53  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  09:17  Mercury 1.8°N of Moon
    05  03     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    05  04     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    05  07:46  Moon at Apogee: 405287 km
    06  17:56  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    07  19:23  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    08  19:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  14:05  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    13  15:56  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    15  10     Venus at Aphelion 
    15  18:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    15  23:11  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.414
    15  23:14  FULL MOON 
    16  21:48  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    17  10:23  Moon at Perigee: 360298 km
    21  14     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  23:43  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    22  13:43  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  14:24  Mars 2.8°N of Moon
    24  18:59  Jupiter 3.3°N of Moon
    26  21:52  Venus 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  21:33  Moon at Ascending Node 
    30  06:30  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  20:14  Moon at Apogee: 406191 km
    03  00:42  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    04  02:17  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    05  21:32  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    07  09:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  01:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    12  05:02  Moon at Descending Node 
    13  08:26  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    14  06:52  FULL MOON 
    14  18:21  Moon at Perigee: 357434 km
    16  10     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 23.2°W
    18  07:22  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon
    20  22:11  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  04:14  Summer Solstice 
    21  07     Mars at Perihelion 
    21  08:32  Jupiter 2.7°N of Moon
    22  13:08  Mercury 2.8°N of Aldebaran
    22  13:16  Mars 0.9°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  19:53  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    25  02:10  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  16:27  Pleiades 3.5°N of Moon
    26  03:11  Venus 2.7°S of Moon
    27  03:19  Mercury 3.9°S of Moon
    28  21:52  NEW MOON 
    29  01:08  Moon at Apogee: 406581 km
    30  21:45  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran

Date     EST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  08:21  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    03  03:46  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    04  02     Earth at Aphelion: 1.01672 AU
    06  21:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  10:01  Spica 4.9°S of Moon
    09  12:28  Moon at Descending Node 
    10  17     Mercury at Perihelion 
    10  18:50  Antares 3.0°S of Moon
    13  04:08  Moon at Perigee: 357264 km
    13  13:37  FULL MOON 
    15  15:16  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    16  14     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    18  19:55  Jupiter 2.2°N of Moon
    20  09:18  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  11:46  Mars 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
    22  04:21  Moon at Ascending Node 
    22  22:29  Pleiades 3.4°N of Moon
    26  05:22  Moon at Apogee: 406276 km
    26  09:12  Venus 4.2°S of Moon
    28  04     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    28  12:55  NEW MOON 
    30  09:32  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon

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

Sep 01  16:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    03  09:56  Antares 2.5°S of Moon
    03  13:08  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  18     Venus at Perihelion 
    06  16:28  Mars 4.2°N of Aldebaran
    07  13:17  Moon at Perigee: 364491 km
    08  05:31  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    10  04:59  FULL MOON 
    11  10:11  Jupiter 1.8°N of Moon
    14  09:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    15  13:50  Pleiades 2.9°N of Moon
    16  16     Neptune at Opposition 
    16  20:41  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  16:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  09:44  Moon at Apogee: 404556 km
    20  02:40  Pollux 1.9°N of Moon
    21  04:11  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    22  20:04  Autumnal Equinox 
    22  23:16  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    23  02     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    25  16:54  NEW MOON 
    26  13     Jupiter at Opposition 
    28  18:43  Moon at Descending Node 
    30  15:20  Antares 2.4°S of Moon

Oct 02  19:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  12:01  Moon at Perigee: 369335 km
    05  10:51  Saturn 4.1°N of Moon
    06  16     Mercury at Perihelion 
    08  13:06  Jupiter 2.1°N of Moon
    08  16     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.0°W
    09  15:55  FULL MOON 
    11  16:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  22:46  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    14  23:28  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  05:21  Moon at Apogee: 404330 km
    17  10:41  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    17  12:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  12:17  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    20  07:42  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    21  13     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  16     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  05:49  NEW MOON 
    25  06:00  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.862
    26  01:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  21:48  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    29  09:48  Moon at Perigee: 368289 km

Nov 01  01:37  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    01  16:08  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    04  15:19  Jupiter 2.4°N of Moon
    05  13     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    08  01:08  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  05:59  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.359
    08  06:02  FULL MOON 
    08  11     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    09  04     Uranus at Opposition 
    09  07:16  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    11  08:43  Mars 2.5°S of Moon
    12  12     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    13  18:43  Pollux 1.7°N of Moon
    14  01:41  Moon at Apogee: 404924 km
    14  20:24  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    16  08:27  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  16:16  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    17  19     Leonid Meteor Shower
    20  22:36  Spica 4.3°S of Moon
    22  11:23  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  17:57  NEW MOON 
    25  20:30  Moon at Perigee: 362826 km
    28  23:40  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    30  09:36  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 01  19:52  Jupiter 2.5°N of Moon
    05  07:39  Moon at Ascending Node 
    06  14:26  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    07  23:08  FULL MOON 
    07  23:21  Mars 0.5°S of Moon: Occn.
    07  23     Mars at Opposition 
    11  02:06  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    11  19:30  Moon at Apogee: 405869 km
    12  03:49  Beehive 3.7°S of Moon
    14  00:01  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    14  08     Geminid Meteor Shower
    16  03:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  08:37  Spica 4.1°S of Moon
    19  20:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    21  10     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.1°E
    21  16:48  Winter Solstice 
    21  17:43  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    22  16     Ursid Meteor Shower
    23  05:17  NEW MOON 
    24  03:32  Moon at Perigee: 358270 km
    24  06:29  Venus 3.5°N of Moon
    24  13:31  Mercury 3.8°N of Moon
    26  11:11  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    29  02     Mercury 1.4° of Venus
    29  05:29  Jupiter 2.3°N of Moon
    29  20:21  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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