2022 Event Calendar

Our solar system is located in the Local Bubble near the inner edge of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. It orbits the center of the galaxy clockwise every 230-250 million years at a 60° angle from the galactic plane.

Also see list of space exploration missions and upcoming space launches.

margin JANUARY 2022

JAN 2: New moon phase
Jan 3: Comet Leonard perihelion
Jan 3-4: Quadrantids meteor shower
Jan 7: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
Jan 17: Full moon phase (Wolf Moon)


margin FEBRUARY 2022

Feb 1: New moon phase
Feb 16: Full moon phase (Snow Moon)
Feb 16: Mercury at greatest western elongation


margin MARCH 2022

Mar 2: New moon phase
Mar 18: Full moon phase (Worm Moon)
Mar 20: March equinox (15:24 UTC)


margin APRIL 2022

Apr 1: New moon phase
Apr 16: Full moon phase (Pink Moon)
Apr 21: Comet PANSTARRS perihelion
Apr 22-23: Lyrid meteors
Apr 29: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
Apr 30: New moon phase
Apr 30: Partial solar eclipse NASA eclipse map


margin MAY 2022

May 6-7: Eta Aquarid meteors
May 16: Full moon phase (Flower Moon)
May 16: Total lunar eclipse NASA eclipse map
May 30: New moon phase

TBA: SpaceX Starship orbital test flight


margin JUNE 2022

Jun 14: Full (super)moon phase (Strawberry Moon)
Jun 16: Mercury at greatest western elongation
Jun 21: June solstice (09:05 UTC)
Jun 29: New moon phase

TBA: Astrobotic Peregrine lunar lander launch


margin JULY 2022

Jul 13: Full (super)moon phase (Buck Moon)
Jul 28: New moon phase
Jul 28-29: Delta Aquarids meteors

TBA: ExoMars 2022 Franklin Mars rover launch
TBA: Relativity Space Terran 1 test flight


margin AUGUST 2022

Aug 12: Full (super)moon phase (Sturgeon Moon)
Aug 12-13: Perseid meteors
Aug 14: Saturn at opposition
Aug 25: Comet 3P/Schwassmann-Wachmann perihelion
Aug 27: New moon phase
Aug 27: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation

TBA: Psyche asteroid launch


margin SEPTEMBER 2022

Sep 10: Full moon phase (Harvest Moon)
Sep 16: Neptune at opposition
Sep 23: September equinox (00:55 UTC)
Sep 25: New moon phase
Sep 26: Jupiter at opposition


margin OCTOBER 2022

Oct 7: Draconids meteors
Oct 8: Mercury at greatest western elongation
Oct 9: Full moon phase (Hunters Moon)
Oct 21-22: Orionid meteors
Oct 25: New moon phase
Oct 25: Partial solar eclipse NASA eclipse map

Oct: Asteroid Didymos nearest approach to Earth


margin NOVEMBER 2022

Nov 4-5: Taurids meteors
Nov 8: Full moon phase (Beaver Moon)
Nov 8: Total lunar eclipse NASA eclipse map
Nov 9: Uranus at opposition
Nov 17-18: Leonid meteors
Nov 23: New moon phase


margin DECEMBER 2022

Dec 8: Full moon phase (Cold moon)
Dec 8: Mars at opposition
Dec 13-14: Geminid meteors
Dec 15: Comet 81P/Wild 2 perihelion
Dec 21: December solstice (21:40 UTC)
Dec 21: Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
Dec 21-22: Ursid meteors
Dec 23: New moon phase