2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events




    


2022 Phases of the Moon

Hawaiian 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
Hawaiian Standard Time
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 2 08:33 Jan 9 08:11 Jan 17 13:49 Jan 25 03:41
Jan 31 19:46 Feb 8 03:50 Feb 16 06:57 Feb 23 12:32
Mar 2 07:35 Mar 10 00:45 Mar 17 21:17 Mar 24 19:37
Mar 31 20:24 Apr 8 20:47 Apr 16 08:55 Apr 23 01:56
Apr 30 10:28 P May 8 14:21 May 15 18:14 t May 22 08:43
May 30 01:30 Jun 7 04:48 Jun 14 01:52 Jun 20 17:11
Jun 28 16:52 Jul 6 16:14 Jul 13 08:37 Jul 20 04:18
Jul 28 07:55 Aug 5 01:06 Aug 11 15:36 Aug 18 18:36
Aug 26 22:17 Sep 3 08:08 Sep 9 23:59 Sep 17 11:52
Sep 25 11:54 Oct 2 14:14 Oct 9 10:55 Oct 17 07:15
Oct 25 00:49 P Oct 31 20:37 Nov 8 01:02 t Nov 16 03:27
Nov 23 12:57 Nov 30 04:36 Dec 7 18:08 Dec 15 22:56
Dec 23 00:17 Dec 29 15:21 --

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

Hawaiian 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     HST   Event
        (h:m)

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

Feb 02  11:08  Jupiter 4.3°N of Moon
    04  09     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  03:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  20:12  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  16:39  Moon at Apogee: 404897 km
    13  12:52  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    14  13:42  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    16  06:57  FULL MOON 
    16  07:12  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    16  11     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.3°W
    20  09:00  Spica 5.3°S of Moon
    22  20:54  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  12:32  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  19:17  Antares 3.5°S of Moon
    26  12:18  Moon at Perigee: 367787 km
    26  23:00  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    28  10:07  Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
    28  13     Mercury at Aphelion 
    28  13:47  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon

Mar 02  06     Mercury 0.7° of Saturn
    02  07:35  NEW MOON 
    05  03     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    07  22:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  06:46  Pleiades 3.8°N of Moon
    10  00:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  13:05  Moon at Apogee: 404268 km
    12  20:58  Pollux 2.4°N of Moon
    13  01     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    13  21:55  Beehive 3.4°S of Moon
    15  15:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    17  21:17  FULL MOON 
    19  15:51  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    20  00     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    20  05:33  Vernal Equinox 
    20  20     Mercury 1.2° of Jupiter
    21  22:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  00:43  Antares 3.2°S of Moon
    23  13:28  Moon at Perigee: 369764 km
    24  19:37  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  16:54  Mars 4.1°N of Moon
    28  01:43  Saturn 4.4°N of Moon
    31  20:24  NEW MOON 

Apr 02  13     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    04  03:05  Moon at Ascending Node 
    04  15:16  Pleiades 3.6°N of Moon
    07  09:11  Moon at Apogee: 404438 km
    08  20:47  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  05:14  Pollux 2.2°N of Moon
    10  06:27  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    12  00:27  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    13  12     Mercury at Perihelion 
    16  00:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    16  08:55  FULL MOON 
    18  04:01  Moon at Descending Node 
    19  05:16  Moon at Perigee: 365143 km
    19  07:36  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    22  08     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23  01:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  10:56  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    25  12:06  Mars 3.9°N of Moon
    26  15:51  Venus 3.8°N of Moon
    26  22:23  Jupiter 3.6°N of Moon
    28  22     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.6°E
    29  09:31  Mercury 1.3°S of Pleiades
    30  10:28  NEW MOON 
    30  10:41  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.640

May 01  09:53  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  04:17  Mercury 1.8°N of Moon
    04  22     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    04  23     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    05  02:46  Moon at Apogee: 405287 km
    06  12:56  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    07  14:23  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    08  14:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  09:05  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    13  10:56  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    15  05     Venus at Aphelion 
    15  13:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    15  18:11  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.414
    15  18:14  FULL MOON 
    16  16:48  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    17  05:23  Moon at Perigee: 360298 km
    21  09     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  18:43  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    22  08:43  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  09:24  Mars 2.8°N of Moon
    24  13:59  Jupiter 3.3°N of Moon
    26  16:52  Venus 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  16:33  Moon at Ascending Node 
    30  01:30  NEW MOON 

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

Date     HST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  03:21  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    02  22:46  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    03  21     Earth at Aphelion: 1.01672 AU
    06  16:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  05:01  Spica 4.9°S of Moon
    09  07:28  Moon at Descending Node 
    10  12     Mercury at Perihelion 
    10  13:50  Antares 3.0°S of Moon
    12  23:08  Moon at Perigee: 357264 km
    13  08:37  FULL MOON 
    15  10:16  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    16  09     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    18  14:55  Jupiter 2.2°N of Moon
    20  04:18  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  06:46  Mars 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
    21  23:21  Moon at Ascending Node 
    22  17:29  Pleiades 3.4°N of Moon
    26  00:22  Moon at Apogee: 406276 km
    26  04:12  Venus 4.2°S of Moon
    27  23     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    28  07:55  NEW MOON 
    30  04:32  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon

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

Sep 01  11:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    03  04:56  Antares 2.5°S of Moon
    03  08:08  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  13     Venus at Perihelion 
    06  11:28  Mars 4.2°N of Aldebaran
    07  08:17  Moon at Perigee: 364491 km
    08  00:31  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    09  23:59  FULL MOON 
    11  05:11  Jupiter 1.8°N of Moon
    14  04:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    15  08:50  Pleiades 2.9°N of Moon
    16  11     Neptune at Opposition 
    16  15:41  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  11:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  04:44  Moon at Apogee: 404556 km
    19  21:40  Pollux 1.9°N of Moon
    20  23:11  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    22  15:04  Autumnal Equinox 
    22  18:16  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    22  21     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    25  11:54  NEW MOON 
    26  08     Jupiter at Opposition 
    28  13:43  Moon at Descending Node 
    30  10:20  Antares 2.4°S of Moon

Oct 02  14:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  07:01  Moon at Perigee: 369335 km
    05  05:51  Saturn 4.1°N of Moon
    06  11     Mercury at Perihelion 
    08  08:06  Jupiter 2.1°N of Moon
    08  11     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.0°W
    09  10:55  FULL MOON 
    11  11:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  17:46  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    14  18:28  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  00:21  Moon at Apogee: 404330 km
    17  05:41  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    17  07:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  07:17  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    20  02:42  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    21  08     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  11     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  00:49  NEW MOON 
    25  01:00  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.862
    25  20:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  16:48  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    29  04:48  Moon at Perigee: 368289 km
    31  20:37  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Nov 01  11:08  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    04  10:19  Jupiter 2.4°N of Moon
    05  08     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    07  20:08  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  00:59  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.359
    08  01:02  FULL MOON 
    08  06     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    08  23     Uranus at Opposition 
    09  02:16  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    11  03:43  Mars 2.5°S of Moon
    12  07     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    13  13:43  Pollux 1.7°N of Moon
    13  20:41  Moon at Apogee: 404924 km
    14  15:24  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    16  03:27  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  11:16  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    17  14     Leonid Meteor Shower
    20  17:36  Spica 4.3°S of Moon
    22  06:23  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  12:57  NEW MOON 
    25  15:30  Moon at Perigee: 362826 km
    28  18:40  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    30  04:36  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 01  14:52  Jupiter 2.5°N of Moon
    05  02:39  Moon at Ascending Node 
    06  09:26  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    07  18:08  FULL MOON 
    07  18:21  Mars 0.5°S of Moon: Occn.
    07  18     Mars at Opposition 
    10  21:06  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    11  14:30  Moon at Apogee: 405869 km
    11  22:49  Beehive 3.7°S of Moon
    13  19:01  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    14  03     Geminid Meteor Shower
    15  22:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  03:37  Spica 4.1°S of Moon
    19  15:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    21  05     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.1°E
    21  11:48  Winter Solstice 
    21  12:43  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    22  11     Ursid Meteor Shower
    23  00:17  NEW MOON 
    23  22:32  Moon at Perigee: 358270 km
    24  01:29  Venus 3.5°N of Moon
    24  08:31  Mercury 3.8°N of Moon
    26  06:11  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    28  21     Mercury 1.4° of Venus
    29  00:29  Jupiter 2.3°N of Moon
    29  15:21  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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