2022 Calendar of Astronomical Events




    


2022 Phases of the Moon

Pacific 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
Pacific Standard Time
New Moon First Quarter Full Moon Last Quarter
Jan 2 10:33 Jan 9 10:11 Jan 17 15:49 Jan 25 05:41
Jan 31 21:46 Feb 8 05:50 Feb 16 08:57 Feb 23 14:32
Mar 2 09:35 Mar 10 02:45 Mar 17 23:17 Mar 24 21:37
Mar 31 22:24 Apr 8 22:47 Apr 16 10:55 Apr 23 03:56
Apr 30 12:28 P May 8 16:21 May 15 20:14 t May 22 10:43
May 30 03:30 Jun 7 06:48 Jun 14 03:52 Jun 20 19:11
Jun 28 18:52 Jul 6 18:14 Jul 13 10:37 Jul 20 06:18
Jul 28 09:55 Aug 5 03:06 Aug 11 17:36 Aug 18 20:36
Aug 27 00:17 Sep 3 10:08 Sep 10 01:59 Sep 17 13:52
Sep 25 13:54 Oct 2 16:14 Oct 9 12:55 Oct 17 09:15
Oct 25 02:49 P Oct 31 22:37 Nov 8 03:02 t Nov 16 05:27
Nov 23 14:57 Nov 30 06:36 Dec 7 20:08 Dec 16 00:56
Dec 23 02:17 Dec 29 17:21 --

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

Pacific 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     PST   Event
        (h:m)

Jan 01  15:00  Moon at Perigee: 358037 km
    02  10:33  NEW MOON 
    03  13     Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    03  17:23  Mercury 3.1°N of Moon
    03  23     Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 AU
    04  08:50  Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
    05  16:09  Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
    07  03     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.2°E
    08  17     Venus at Inferior Conjunction 
    09  10:11  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    12  20:19  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  20     Mercury 3.4° of Saturn
    14  01:27  Moon at Apogee: 405806 km
    15  15     Mercury at Perihelion 
    17  07:37  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    17  15:49  FULL MOON 
    18  08:33  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    20  02:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    22  22     Venus at Perihelion 
    23  02     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    24  05:25  Spica 5.5°S of Moon
    25  05:41  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    26  22:14  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  14:57  Antares 3.7°S of Moon
    29  07:05  Mars 2.4°N of Moon
    29  23:09  Moon at Perigee: 362250 km
    31  21:46  NEW MOON 

Feb 02  13:08  Jupiter 4.3°N of Moon
    04  11     Saturn in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  05:50  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    08  22:12  Moon at Ascending Node 
    10  18:39  Moon at Apogee: 404897 km
    13  14:52  Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
    14  15:42  Beehive 3.2°S of Moon
    16  08:57  FULL MOON 
    16  09:12  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    16  13     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.3°W
    20  11:00  Spica 5.3°S of Moon
    22  22:54  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  14:32  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    23  21:17  Antares 3.5°S of Moon
    26  14:18  Moon at Perigee: 367787 km
    27  01:00  Mars 3.5°N of Moon
    28  12:07  Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
    28  15     Mercury at Aphelion 
    28  15:47  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon

Mar 02  08     Mercury 0.7° of Saturn
    02  09:35  NEW MOON 
    05  05     Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun 
    08  00:22  Moon at Ascending Node 
    08  08:46  Pleiades 3.8°N of Moon
    10  02:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    10  15:05  Moon at Apogee: 404268 km
    12  22:58  Pollux 2.4°N of Moon
    13  03     Neptune in Conjunction with Sun 
    13  23:55  Beehive 3.4°S of Moon
    15  17:26  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    17  23:17  FULL MOON 
    19  17:51  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    20  02     Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
    20  07:33  Vernal Equinox 
    20  22     Mercury 1.2° of Jupiter
    22  00:12  Moon at Descending Node 
    23  02:43  Antares 3.2°S of Moon
    23  15:28  Moon at Perigee: 369764 km
    24  21:37  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    27  18:54  Mars 4.1°N of Moon
    28  03:43  Saturn 4.4°N of Moon
    31  22:24  NEW MOON 

Apr 02  15     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    04  05:05  Moon at Ascending Node 
    04  17:16  Pleiades 3.6°N of Moon
    07  11:11  Moon at Apogee: 404438 km
    08  22:47  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  07:14  Pollux 2.2°N of Moon
    10  08:27  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    12  02:27  Regulus 5.0°S of Moon
    13  14     Mercury at Perihelion 
    16  02:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    16  10:55  FULL MOON 
    18  06:01  Moon at Descending Node 
    19  07:16  Moon at Perigee: 365143 km
    19  09:36  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    22  10     Lyrid Meteor Shower
    23  03:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  12:56  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    25  14:06  Mars 3.9°N of Moon
    26  17:51  Venus 3.8°N of Moon
    27  00:23  Jupiter 3.6°N of Moon
    29  00     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.6°E
    29  11:31  Mercury 1.3°S of Pleiades
    30  12:28  NEW MOON 
    30  12:41  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.640

May 01  11:53  Moon at Ascending Node 
    02  06:17  Mercury 1.8°N of Moon
    05  00     Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    05  01     Uranus in Conjunction with Sun 
    05  04:46  Moon at Apogee: 405287 km
    06  14:56  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    07  16:23  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    08  16:21  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  11:05  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    13  12:56  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    15  07     Venus at Aphelion 
    15  15:44  Moon at Descending Node 
    15  20:11  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.414
    15  20:14  FULL MOON 
    16  18:48  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    17  07:23  Moon at Perigee: 360298 km
    21  11     Mercury at Inferior Conjunction 
    21  20:43  Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
    22  10:43  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    24  11:24  Mars 2.8°N of Moon
    24  15:59  Jupiter 3.3°N of Moon
    26  18:52  Venus 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
    28  18:33  Moon at Ascending Node 
    30  03:30  NEW MOON 

Jun 01  17:14  Moon at Apogee: 406191 km
    02  21:42  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    03  23:17  Beehive 3.6°S of Moon
    05  18:32  Regulus 5.1°S of Moon
    07  06:48  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    09  22:46  Spica 5.1°S of Moon
    12  02:02  Moon at Descending Node 
    13  05:26  Antares 3.1°S of Moon
    14  03:52  FULL MOON 
    14  15:21  Moon at Perigee: 357434 km
    16  07     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 23.2°W
    18  04:22  Saturn 4.3°N of Moon
    20  19:11  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  01:14  Summer Solstice 
    21  04     Mars at Perihelion 
    21  05:32  Jupiter 2.7°N of Moon
    22  10:08  Mercury 2.8°N of Aldebaran
    22  10:16  Mars 0.9°N of Moon: Occn.
    22  16:53  Venus 5.6°S of Pleiades
    24  23:10  Moon at Ascending Node 
    25  13:27  Pleiades 3.5°N of Moon
    26  00:11  Venus 2.7°S of Moon
    27  00:19  Mercury 3.9°S of Moon
    28  18:52  NEW MOON 
    28  22:08  Moon at Apogee: 406581 km
    30  18:45  Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran

Date     PST   Event
        (h:m)

Jul 01  05:21  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    03  00:46  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    03  23     Earth at Aphelion: 1.01672 AU
    06  18:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    07  07:01  Spica 4.9°S of Moon
    09  09:28  Moon at Descending Node 
    10  14     Mercury at Perihelion 
    10  15:50  Antares 3.0°S of Moon
    13  01:08  Moon at Perigee: 357264 km
    13  10:37  FULL MOON 
    15  12:16  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    16  11     Mercury at Superior Conjunction 
    18  16:55  Jupiter 2.2°N of Moon
    20  06:18  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    21  08:46  Mars 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
    22  01:21  Moon at Ascending Node 
    22  19:29  Pleiades 3.4°N of Moon
    26  02:22  Moon at Apogee: 406276 km
    26  06:12  Venus 4.2°S of Moon
    28  01     Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
    28  09:55  NEW MOON 
    30  06:32  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon

Aug 03  13:26  Spica 4.6°S of Moon
    03  20:58  Mercury 0.6°N of Regulus
    05  03:06  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    05  12:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    06  01:28  Venus 6.4°S of Pollux
    07  00:29  Antares 2.8°S of Moon
    10  09:14  Moon at Perigee: 359830 km
    11  17:36  FULL MOON 
    11  19:55  Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
    12  17     Perseid Meteor Shower
    14  09     Saturn at Opposition 
    15  01:37  Jupiter 1.9°N of Moon
    17  08:02  Venus 0.9°S of Beehive
    18  02:59  Moon at Ascending Node 
    18  20:36  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    19  02:32  Pleiades 3.1°N of Moon
    19  04:16  Mars 2.7°S of Moon
    20  00:36  Mars 5.4°S of Pleiades
    22  13:53  Moon at Apogee: 405419 km
    23  13     Mercury at Aphelion 
    23  16:17  Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
    24  17:46  Beehive 3.5°S of Moon
    25  12:58  Venus 4.3°S of Moon
    27  00:17  NEW MOON 
    27  08     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.3°E
    30  18:59  Spica 4.4°S of Moon

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

Oct 02  16:14  FIRST QUARTER MOON 
    04  09:01  Moon at Perigee: 369335 km
    05  07:51  Saturn 4.1°N of Moon
    06  13     Mercury at Perihelion 
    08  10:06  Jupiter 2.1°N of Moon
    08  13     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.0°W
    09  12:55  FULL MOON 
    11  13:49  Moon at Ascending Node 
    12  19:46  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    14  20:28  Mars 3.6°S of Moon
    17  02:21  Moon at Apogee: 404330 km
    17  07:41  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    17  09:15  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  09:17  Beehive 3.8°S of Moon
    20  04:42  Regulus 4.9°S of Moon
    21  10     Orionid Meteor Shower
    22  13     Venus at Superior Conjunction 
    25  02:49  NEW MOON 
    25  03:00  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.862
    25  22:30  Moon at Descending Node 
    27  18:48  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    29  06:48  Moon at Perigee: 368289 km
    31  22:37  FIRST QUARTER MOON 

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

Dec 01  16:52  Jupiter 2.5°N of Moon
    05  04:39  Moon at Ascending Node 
    06  11:26  Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
    07  20:08  FULL MOON 
    07  20:21  Mars 0.5°S of Moon: Occn.
    07  20     Mars at Opposition 
    10  23:06  Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
    11  16:30  Moon at Apogee: 405869 km
    12  00:49  Beehive 3.7°S of Moon
    13  21:01  Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
    14  05     Geminid Meteor Shower
    16  00:56  LAST QUARTER MOON 
    18  05:37  Spica 4.1°S of Moon
    19  17:36  Moon at Descending Node 
    21  07     Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.1°E
    21  13:48  Winter Solstice 
    21  14:43  Antares 2.3°S of Moon
    22  13     Ursid Meteor Shower
    23  02:17  NEW MOON 
    24  00:32  Moon at Perigee: 358270 km
    24  03:29  Venus 3.5°N of Moon
    24  10:31  Mercury 3.8°N of Moon
    26  08:11  Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
    28  23     Mercury 1.4° of Venus
    29  02:29  Jupiter 2.3°N of Moon
    29  17:21  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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