This Years Astronomical Events

A listing of some of the main astronomical events along with links for more information.

 

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Note: The dates and times provided below are for Phoenix, Arizona.  You may need to make appropriate time adjustments based on where you live.

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Last Updated: 2019.11.24

 

Date

Event

Images

Equipment

Reference

Comments

01 - January

 

 

 

 

 

2022.01.02 (Sun)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.01 03-04 (Mon-Tues)

Quadrantids (40)

 

 

TimeAndDate.com

Monday night to Tuesday morning

2022.01.07 (Fri)

Mercury Elongation

 

Binoculars

 

Good time to spot Mercury

2022.07.17 (Mon)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

02 - February

 

 

 

 

 

2022.02.01 (Tue)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.02.16 (Wed)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.02.16 (Wed)

Mercury Elongation

 

 

 

Good time to spot Mercury

03 - March

 

 

 

 

 

2022.03.02 (Wed)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.03.18 (Fri)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.03.20 (Sun)

Spring Equinox

 

 

 

 

04 - April

 

 

 

 

 

2022.04.01 (Fri)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.04.04 (Mon)

Mars-Saturn

 

C-11 Primary Focus

 

5:16am - Mars/Saturn very close

2022.04.16 (Sat)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.04.29 (Fri)

Mercury Elongation

 

 

 

Good time to spot Mercury

2022.04.30 (Sat)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.04.30 (Sat)

Jupiter-Venus

C-11 Primary Focus

 

5:10am - Jupiter/Venus very close

05 - May

 

 

 

 

 

2022.05.06-07 (Fri-Sat)

Eta Aquarids (60)

 

 

TimeAndDate.com

 

2022.05.16 (Mon)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.05.29 (Sun)

Mars-Jupiter

C-11 Primary Focus with Focal Reducer (0.7x)

 

04:10am Mars/Jupiter very close

2022.05.30 (Mon)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.05.30-31 (Mon-Tues)

Tau Herculids (Unknown)

 

 

 

Big unknown, but could be a storm. - 9pm Peak

06 - June

 

 

 

 

 

2022.06.14 (Tues)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.06.16 (Thurs)

Mercury Elongation

 

 

 

Good time to spot Mercury

2022.06.21 (Tues)

Summer Solstice

 

 

 

 

2022.06.29 (Wed)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

07 - July

 

 

 

 

 

2022.07.13 (Wed)

Full Moon

 

 

 

Supermoon

2022.07.21 (Thurs)

Mars-Moon

C-11 HyperStar

 

04:10am Mars-Moon close

2022.07.28 (Thurs)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.07.28-29 (Thurs-Fri)

Delta Aquarids (20)

 

 

 

 

08 - August

 

 

 

 

 

2022.08.12 (Fri)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.08.14 (Sun)

Saturn Opposition

 

 

 

Best time for viewing/imaging Saturn

2022.08.15 (Mon)

Jupiter-Moon

C-11 Hyperstar

 

03:10am Jupiter-Moon close

2022.08.27 (Sat)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.08.27 (Sat)

Mercury Elongation

 

 

 

Good time to spot Mercury

09 - September

 

 

 

 

 

2022.09.10 (Sat)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.09.16 (Fri)

Neptune Opposition

 

 

 

Best time to view/image Neptune

2022.09.23 (Fri)

Fall Equinox

 

 

 

 

2022.09.25 (Sun)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.09.26 (Mon)

Jupiter Opposition

 

 

 

Best time to view/image Jupiter

10 - October

 

 

 

 

 

2022.10.08 (Sat)

Mercury Elongation

 

 

 

Good time to spot Mercury

2022.10.09 (Sun)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.10.21-22 (Fri-Sat)

Orionids (20)

 

 

TimeAndDate.com

 

2022.10.25 (Tues)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

11 - November

 

 

 

 

 

2022.11.08 (Tues)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.11.08 (Tues)

Total Lunar Eclipse

 

 

TimeAndDate.com

NASA Map - Partial Visible

2022.11.09 (Wed)

Uranus Opposition

 

 

 

Best time to view/image Uranus

2022.11.23 (Wed)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

12 - December

 

 

 

 

 

2022.12.07 (Wed)

Mars-Moon

C-11 Primary Focus

 

19:28 - 20:32 Mars Eclipsed by Moon

2022.12.08 (Thurs)

Full Moon

 

 

 

 

2022.12.08 (Thurs)

Mars Opposition

 

 

 

Best time to view/image Mars

2022.12.21 (Wed)

Winter Solstice

 

 

 

 

2022.12.21 (Wed)

Mercury Elongation

 

 

 

Good time to spot Mercury

2022.12.23 (Fri)

New Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Moonrise/Set Data

Values based on home location in Chandler, AZ

Month

Event

Date/Time

Bearing

Comments

March

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

03/17 07:01 AM

03/18 07:20 PM

03/18 07:30 AM

03/19 08:24 PM

273.5 degrees

90.3   degrees

285.9 degrees

98.0   degrees

 

April

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

04/14 04:59 AM

04/15 05:03 PM

04/15 05:28 AM

04/16 06:07 PM

276.9 degrees

86.8   degrees

269.3 degrees

94.5   degrees

04/13 04:42: Goldlink peak

May

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

05/15 05:02 AM

05/15 07:13 PM

05/16 05:43 AM

05/17 08:28 PM

250.0 degrees

113.0 degrees

244.4 degrees

118.8 degrees

05/15 Lunar Eclipse

June

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

06/13 AM

06/14 PM

06/14 AM

06/15 PM

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

 

July

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

07/12 AM

07/13 PM

07/13 AM

07/14 PM

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

 

August

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

08/11 AM

08/12 PM

08/12 AM

08/13 PM

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

 

September

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

09/09 AM

09/10 PM

09/10 AM

09/11 PM

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

 

October

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

10/08 AM

10/09 PM

10/09 AM

10/10 PM

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

 

November

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

11/07 AM

11/08 PM

11/08 AM

11/09 PM

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

Lunar Eclipse 11/08

December

Moonset: -1

Moonrise:Full

Moonset: Full

Moonrise: +1

12/07 AM

12/08 PM

12/08 AM

12/09 PM

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

xx degrees

 

 

 

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