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Astronomical Calendar of 2022


In 2022 we will witness two total lunar eclipses: On the 16th of May, and on the 8th of November. A total lunar eclipse occurs about once every 2.5 years (on average), however the lovers of the night sky will have the chance to enjoy two of them in 2022! On the second half of June five planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) will align. These planets will form a line that will be visible to the naked eye in the twilight. Remarkably, they will all be aligned according to their real distance from the Sun. On July 13th, we will see the biggest fool Moon of 2022. Two partial solar eclipses will occur on the 30th of April (only visible from the south part of South America), as well as on October 25th (easily visible from Russia and Kazakhstan). Finally, Comet C/2021 O3 (PanSTARRS) will approach the Sun, and it will possibly become bright enough to be watched with naked eye during late April - early May. Below we provide our calendar:

January 2: New Moon,

3: Quadrantids Meteor Shower 7: Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation February 1: New Moon 16: Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation

March

2: New Moon 20: Spring Equinox

April 1: New Moon 22: Lyrids Meteor shower 29: Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation 30; Partial Solar Eclipse and New Moon

May 6: Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 16: Total Lunar Eclipse 30: New Moon

June 14: Supermoon 16: Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation 21: Summer solstice 29: New Moon

July 13: Supermoon 28: New Moon 28: Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower August 12: Supermoon 12: Perseids Meteor Shower 14: Saturn at Opposition 27: New Moon

September 16: Neptune at Opposition 23: Autumn Equinox 25: New Moon

26: Jupiter at Opposition October 8: Draconids Meteor Shower 21: Orionids Meteor Shower 25: Partial Solar Eclipse 25: New Moon

November 4: Taurids Meteor Shower 8: Total Lunar Eclipse 9: Uranus at Opposition 17: Leonids Meteor Shower 23: New Moon

December 8: Mars at Opposition 13: Geminids Meteor Shower 21: Winter solstice 21: Ursids Meteor Shower 23: New Moon

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