2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events




    


2022 Phases of the Moon

Central 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
Central Standard Time
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 2 12:33 Jan 9 12:11 Jan 17 17:49 Jan 25 07:41
Jan 31 23:46 Feb 8 07:50 Feb 16 10:57 Feb 23 16:32
Mar 2 11:35 Mar 10 04:45 Mar 18 01:17 Mar 24 23:37
Apr 1 00:24 Apr 9 00:47 Apr 16 12:55 Apr 23 05:56
Apr 30 14:28 P May 8 18:21 May 15 22:14 t May 22 12:43
May 30 05:30 Jun 7 08:48 Jun 14 05:52 Jun 20 21:11
Jun 28 20:52 Jul 6 20:14 Jul 13 12:37 Jul 20 08:18
Jul 28 11:55 Aug 5 05:06 Aug 11 19:36 Aug 18 22:36
Aug 27 02:17 Sep 3 12:08 Sep 10 03:59 Sep 17 15:52
Sep 25 15:54 Oct 2 18:14 Oct 9 14:55 Oct 17 11:15
Oct 25 04:49 P Nov 1 00:37 Nov 8 05:02 t Nov 16 07:27
Nov 23 16:57 Nov 30 08:36 Dec 7 22:08 Dec 16 02:56
Dec 23 04:17 Dec 29 19:21 --

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

Central 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     CST   Event
        (h:m)

Jan 01  17:00  Moon at Perigee: 358037 km
    02  12:33  NEW MOON 
    03  15     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    03  19:23  Mercury 3.1°N of Moon
    04  01     Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 AU
    04  10:50  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    05  18:09  Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
    07  05     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.2°E
    08  19     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    09  12:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    12  22:19  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  22     Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
    14  03:27  Moon at Apogee: 405806 km
    15  17     Mercury at Perihelion 
    17  09:37  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    17  17:49  FULL MOON 
    18  10:33  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    20  04:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    23  00     Venus at Perihelion 
    23  04     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    24  07:25  Spica 5.5°S of Moon
    25  07:41  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  00:14  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  16:57  Antares 3.7°S of Moon
    29  09:05  Mars 2.4°N of Moon
    30  01:09  Moon at Perigee: 362250 km
    31  23:46  NEW MOON 

Feb 02  15:08  Jupiter 4.3°N of Moon
    04  13     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  07:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  00:12  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  20:39  Moon at Apogee: 404897 km
    13  16:52  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    14  17:42  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    16  10:57  FULL MOON 
    16  11:12  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    16  15     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.3°W
    20  13:00  Spica 5.3°S of Moon
    23  00:54  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  16:32  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  23:17  Antares 3.5°S of Moon
    26  16:18  Moon at Perigee: 367787 km
    27  03:00  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    28  14:07  Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
    28  17     Mercury at Aphelion 
    28  17:47  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon

Mar 02  10     Mercury 0.7° of Saturn
    02  11:35  NEW MOON 
    05  07     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  02:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  10:46  Pleiades 3.8°N of Moon
    10  04:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  17:05  Moon at Apogee: 404268 km
    13  00:58  Pollux 2.4°N of Moon
    13  05     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    14  01:55  Beehive 3.4°S of Moon
    15  19:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    18  01:17  FULL MOON 
    19  19:51  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    20  04     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    20  09:33  Vernal Equinox 
    21  00     Mercury 1.2° of Jupiter
    22  02:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  04:43  Antares 3.2°S of Moon
    23  17:28  Moon at Perigee: 369764 km
    24  23:37  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  20:54  Mars 4.1°N of Moon
    28  05:43  Saturn 4.4°N of Moon

Apr 01  00:24  NEW MOON 
    02  17     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    04  07:05  Moon at Ascending Node 
    04  19:16  Pleiades 3.6°N of Moon
    07  13:11  Moon at Apogee: 404438 km
    09  00:47  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  09:14  Pollux 2.2°N of Moon
    10  10:27  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    12  04:27  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    13  16     Mercury at Perihelion 
    16  04:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    16  12:55  FULL MOON 
    18  08:01  Moon at Descending Node 
    19  09:16  Moon at Perigee: 365143 km
    19  11:36  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    22  12     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23  05:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  14:56  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    25  16:06  Mars 3.9°N of Moon
    26  19:51  Venus 3.8°N of Moon
    27  02:23  Jupiter 3.6°N of Moon
    29  02     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.6°E
    29  13:31  Mercury 1.3°S of Pleiades
    30  14:28  NEW MOON 
    30  14:41  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.640

May 01  13:53  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  08:17  Mercury 1.8°N of Moon
    05  02     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    05  03     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    05  06:46  Moon at Apogee: 405287 km
    06  16:56  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    07  18:23  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    08  18:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  13:05  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    13  14:56  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    15  09     Venus at Aphelion 
    15  17:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    15  22:11  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.414
    15  22:14  FULL MOON 
    16  20:48  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    17  09:23  Moon at Perigee: 360298 km
    21  13     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  22:43  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    22  12:43  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  13:24  Mars 2.8°N of Moon
    24  17:59  Jupiter 3.3°N of Moon
    26  20:52  Venus 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  20:33  Moon at Ascending Node 
    30  05:30  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  19:14  Moon at Apogee: 406191 km
    02  23:42  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    04  01:17  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    05  20:32  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    07  08:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  00:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    12  04:02  Moon at Descending Node 
    13  07:26  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    14  05:52  FULL MOON 
    14  17:21  Moon at Perigee: 357434 km
    16  09     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 23.2°W
    18  06:22  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon
    20  21:11  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  03:14  Summer Solstice 
    21  06     Mars at Perihelion 
    21  07:32  Jupiter 2.7°N of Moon
    22  12:08  Mercury 2.8°N of Aldebaran
    22  12:16  Mars 0.9°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  18:53  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    25  01:10  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  15:27  Pleiades 3.5°N of Moon
    26  02:11  Venus 2.7°S of Moon
    27  02:19  Mercury 3.9°S of Moon
    28  20:52  NEW MOON 
    29  00:08  Moon at Apogee: 406581 km
    30  20:45  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran

Date     CST   Event
        (h:m)

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

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

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

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

Nov 01  00:37  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    01  15:08  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    04  14:19  Jupiter 2.4°N of Moon
    05  12     S Taurid Meteor Shower
    08  00:08  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  04:59  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.359
    08  05:02  FULL MOON 
    08  10     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    09  03     Uranus at Opposition 
    09  06:16  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    11  07:43  Mars 2.5°S of Moon
    12  11     N Taurid Meteor Shower
    13  17:43  Pollux 1.7°N of Moon
    14  00:41  Moon at Apogee: 404924 km
    14  19:24  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    16  07:27  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    16  15:16  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    17  18     Leonid Meteor Shower
    20  21:36  Spica 4.3°S of Moon
    22  10:23  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  16:57  NEW MOON 
    25  19:30  Moon at Perigee: 362826 km
    28  22:40  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    30  08:36  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

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