2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events




    


2022 Phases of the Moon

Mountain 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
Mountain Standard Time
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 2 11:33 Jan 9 11:11 Jan 17 16:49 Jan 25 06:41
Jan 31 22:46 Feb 8 06:50 Feb 16 09:57 Feb 23 15:32
Mar 2 10:35 Mar 10 03:45 Mar 18 00:17 Mar 24 22:37
Mar 31 23:24 Apr 8 23:47 Apr 16 11:55 Apr 23 04:56
Apr 30 13:28 P May 8 17:21 May 15 21:14 t May 22 11:43
May 30 04:30 Jun 7 07:48 Jun 14 04:52 Jun 20 20:11
Jun 28 19:52 Jul 6 19:14 Jul 13 11:37 Jul 20 07:18
Jul 28 10:55 Aug 5 04:06 Aug 11 18:36 Aug 18 21:36
Aug 27 01:17 Sep 3 11:08 Sep 10 02:59 Sep 17 14:52
Sep 25 14:54 Oct 2 17:14 Oct 9 13:55 Oct 17 10:15
Oct 25 03:49 P Oct 31 23:37 Nov 8 04:02 t Nov 16 06:27
Nov 23 15:57 Nov 30 07:36 Dec 7 21:08 Dec 16 01:56
Dec 23 03:17 Dec 29 18:21 --

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

Mountain 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     MST   Event
        (h:m)

Jan 01  16:00  Moon at Perigee: 358037 km
    02  11:33  NEW MOON 
    03  14     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    03  18:23  Mercury 3.1°N of Moon
    04  00     Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 AU
    04  09:50  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    05  17:09  Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
    07  04     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.2°E
    08  18     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    09  11:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    12  21:19  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  21     Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
    14  02:27  Moon at Apogee: 405806 km
    15  16     Mercury at Perihelion 
    17  08:37  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    17  16:49  FULL MOON 
    18  09:33  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    20  03:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    22  23     Venus at Perihelion 
    23  03     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    24  06:25  Spica 5.5°S of Moon
    25  06:41  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    26  23:14  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  15:57  Antares 3.7°S of Moon
    29  08:05  Mars 2.4°N of Moon
    30  00:09  Moon at Perigee: 362250 km
    31  22:46  NEW MOON 

Feb 02  14:08  Jupiter 4.3°N of Moon
    04  12     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  06:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  23:12  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  19:39  Moon at Apogee: 404897 km
    13  15:52  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    14  16:42  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    16  09:57  FULL MOON 
    16  10:12  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    16  14     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.3°W
    20  12:00  Spica 5.3°S of Moon
    22  23:54  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  15:32  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  22:17  Antares 3.5°S of Moon
    26  15:18  Moon at Perigee: 367787 km
    27  02:00  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    28  13:07  Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
    28  16     Mercury at Aphelion 
    28  16:47  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon

Mar 02  09     Mercury 0.7° of Saturn
    02  10:35  NEW MOON 
    05  06     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  01:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  09:46  Pleiades 3.8°N of Moon
    10  03:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  16:05  Moon at Apogee: 404268 km
    12  23:58  Pollux 2.4°N of Moon
    13  04     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    14  00:55  Beehive 3.4°S of Moon
    15  18:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    18  00:17  FULL MOON 
    19  18:51  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    20  03     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    20  08:33  Vernal Equinox 
    20  23     Mercury 1.2° of Jupiter
    22  01:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  03:43  Antares 3.2°S of Moon
    23  16:28  Moon at Perigee: 369764 km
    24  22:37  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  19:54  Mars 4.1°N of Moon
    28  04:43  Saturn 4.4°N of Moon
    31  23:24  NEW MOON 

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

May 01  12:53  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  07:17  Mercury 1.8°N of Moon
    05  01     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    05  02     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    05  05:46  Moon at Apogee: 405287 km
    06  15:56  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    07  17:23  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    08  17:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  12:05  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    13  13:56  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    15  08     Venus at Aphelion 
    15  16:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    15  21:11  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.414
    15  21:14  FULL MOON 
    16  19:48  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    17  08:23  Moon at Perigee: 360298 km
    21  12     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  21:43  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    22  11:43  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  12:24  Mars 2.8°N of Moon
    24  16:59  Jupiter 3.3°N of Moon
    26  19:52  Venus 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  19:33  Moon at Ascending Node 
    30  04:30  NEW MOON 

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

Date     MST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  06:21  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    03  01:46  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    04  00     Earth at Aphelion: 1.01672 AU
    06  19:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  08:01  Spica 4.9°S of Moon
    09  10:28  Moon at Descending Node 
    10  15     Mercury at Perihelion 
    10  16:50  Antares 3.0°S of Moon
    13  02:08  Moon at Perigee: 357264 km
    13  11:37  FULL MOON 
    15  13:16  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    16  12     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    18  17:55  Jupiter 2.2°N of Moon
    20  07:18  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  09:46  Mars 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
    22  02:21  Moon at Ascending Node 
    22  20:29  Pleiades 3.4°N of Moon
    26  03:22  Moon at Apogee: 406276 km
    26  07:12  Venus 4.2°S of Moon
    28  02     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    28  10:55  NEW MOON 
    30  07:32  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon

Aug 03  14:26  Spica 4.6°S of Moon
    03  21:58  Mercury 0.6°N of Regulus
    05  04:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  13:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  02:28  Venus 6.4°S of Pollux
    07  01:29  Antares 2.8°S of Moon
    10  10:14  Moon at Perigee: 359830 km
    11  18:36  FULL MOON 
    11  20:55  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    12  18     Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  10     Saturn at Opposition 
    15  02:37  Jupiter 1.9°N of Moon
    17  09:02  Venus 0.9°S of Beehive
    18  03:59  Moon at Ascending Node 
    18  21:36  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  03:32  Pleiades 3.1°N of Moon
    19  05:16  Mars 2.7°S of Moon
    20  01:36  Mars 5.4°S of Pleiades
    22  14:53  Moon at Apogee: 405419 km
    23  14     Mercury at Aphelion 
    23  17:17  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    24  18:46  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    25  13:58  Venus 4.3°S of Moon
    27  01:17  NEW MOON 
    27  09     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.3°E
    30  19:59  Spica 4.4°S of Moon

Sep 01  14:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    03  07:56  Antares 2.5°S of Moon
    03  11:08  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  16     Venus at Perihelion 
    06  14:28  Mars 4.2°N of Aldebaran
    07  11:17  Moon at Perigee: 364491 km
    08  03:31  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    10  02:59  FULL MOON 
    11  08:11  Jupiter 1.8°N of Moon
    14  07:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    15  11:50  Pleiades 2.9°N of Moon
    16  14     Neptune at Opposition 
    16  18:41  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  14:52  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  07:44  Moon at Apogee: 404556 km
    20  00:40  Pollux 1.9°N of Moon
    21  02:11  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    22  18:04  Autumnal Equinox 
    22  21:16  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    23  00     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    25  14:54  NEW MOON 
    26  11     Jupiter at Opposition 
    28  16:43  Moon at Descending Node 
    30  13:20  Antares 2.4°S of Moon

Oct 02  17:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  10:01  Moon at Perigee: 369335 km
    05  08:51  Saturn 4.1°N of Moon
    06  14     Mercury at Perihelion 
    08  11:06  Jupiter 2.1°N of Moon
    08  14     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.0°W
    09  13:55  FULL MOON 
    11  14:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  20:46  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    14  21:28  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  03:21  Moon at Apogee: 404330 km
    17  08:41  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    17  10:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  10:17  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    20  05:42  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    21  11     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  14     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  03:49  NEW MOON 
    25  04:00  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.862
    25  23:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  19:48  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    29  07:48  Moon at Perigee: 368289 km
    31  23:37  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Nov 01  14:08  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    04  13:19  Jupiter 2.4°N of Moon
    05  11     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    07  23:08  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  03:59  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.359
    08  04:02  FULL MOON 
    08  09     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    09  02     Uranus at Opposition 
    09  05:16  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    11  06:43  Mars 2.5°S of Moon
    12  10     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    13  16:43  Pollux 1.7°N of Moon
    13  23:41  Moon at Apogee: 404924 km
    14  18:24  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    16  06:27  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  14:16  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    17  17     Leonid Meteor Shower
    20  20:36  Spica 4.3°S of Moon
    22  09:23  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  15:57  NEW MOON 
    25  18:30  Moon at Perigee: 362826 km
    28  21:40  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    30  07:36  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

Dec 01  17:52  Jupiter 2.5°N of Moon
    05  05:39  Moon at Ascending Node 
    06  12:26  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    07  21:08  FULL MOON 
    07  21:21  Mars 0.5°S of Moon: Occn.
    07  21     Mars at Opposition 
    11  00:06  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    11  17:30  Moon at Apogee: 405869 km
    12  01:49  Beehive 3.7°S of Moon
    13  22:01  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    14  06     Geminid Meteor Shower
    16  01:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  06:37  Spica 4.1°S of Moon
    19  18:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    21  08     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.1°E
    21  14:48  Winter Solstice 
    21  15:43  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    22  14     Ursid Meteor Shower
    23  03:17  NEW MOON 
    24  01:32  Moon at Perigee: 358270 km
    24  04:29  Venus 3.5°N of Moon
    24  11:31  Mercury 3.8°N of Moon
    26  09:11  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    29  00     Mercury 1.4° of Venus
    29  03:29  Jupiter 2.3°N of Moon
    29  18:21  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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