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July 16th, 8:30 PM - "Phases of the Moon"
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October 15th, 6:30 PM - "Phases of the Moon"

 

Look Up! - What's in the sky this month:

1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 1: 17:00 Moon at Perigee: 358037 km
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 2: 12:33 NEW MOON
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 3: 15:00 Quadrantid Meteor Shower
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 3: 19:23 Mercury 3.1°N of Moon
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 4: 01:00 Earth at Perihelion: 0.98333 AU
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 4: 10:50 Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 5: 18:09 Jupiter 4.5°N of Moon
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 7: 05:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 19.2°E
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 8: 19:00 Venus at Inferior Conjunction
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 9: 12:11 FIRST QUARTER MOON
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 12: 18:58 Pleiades 4.3°N of Moon
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 12: 22:19 Moon at Ascending Node
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 12: 22:00 Mercury 3.4°N of Saturn
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 14: 03:27 Moon at Apogee: 405806 km
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 15: 17:00 Mercury at Perihelion
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 17: 09:37 Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 17: 17:49 FULL MOON
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 23: 00:00 Venus at Perihelion
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 23: 04:00 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 25: 07:41 LAST QUARTER MOON
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 27: 00:14 Moon at Descending Node
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 27: 16:57 Antares 3.7°S of Moon
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 29: 09:05 Mars 2.4°N of Moon
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 30: 01:09 Moon at Perigee: 362250 km
1/1/2022 to 1/31/2022Jan 31: 23:46 NEW MOON
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 2: 15:08 Jupiter 4.3°N of Moon
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 4: 13:00 Saturn in Conjunction with Sun
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 8: 07:50 FIRST QUARTER MOON
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 9: 00:12 Moon at Ascending Node
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 9: 02:24 Pleiades 4.1°N of Moon
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 10: 20:39 Moon at Apogee: 404897 km
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 13: 16:52 Pollux 2.6°N of Moon
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 16: 10:57 FULL MOON
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 16: 15:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 26.3°W
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 23: 00:54 Moon at Descending Node
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 23: 16:32 LAST QUARTER MOON
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 23: 23:17 Antares 3.5°S of Moon
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 26: 16:18 Moon at Perigee: 367787 km
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 27: 03:00 Mars 3.5°N of Moon
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 28: 14:07 Mercury 3.7°N of Moon
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 28: 17:00 Mercury at Aphelion
2/1/2022 to 2/28/2022Feb 28: 17:47 Saturn 4.3°N of Moon
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 2: 10:00 Mercury 0.7°S of Saturn
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 2: 11:35 NEW MOON
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 5: 07:00 Jupiter in Conjunction with Sun
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 8: 02:22 Moon at Ascending Node
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 8: 10:46 Pleiades 3.8°N of Moon
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 10: 04:45 FIRST QUARTER MOON
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 10: 17:05 Moon at Apogee: 404268 km
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 13: 00:58 Pollux 2.4°N of Moon
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 13: 05:00 Neptune in Conjunction with Sun
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 15: 22:00 Venus 3.9°N of Mars
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 18: 01:17 FULL MOON
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 20: 04:00 Venus at Greatest Elong: 46.6°W
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 20: 09:33 Vernal Equinox
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 22: 02:12 Moon at Descending Node
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 23: 04:43 Antares 3.2°S of Moon
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 23: 17:28 Moon at Perigee: 369764 km
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 24: 23:37 LAST QUARTER MOON
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 27: 20:54 Mars 4.1°N of Moon
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 28: 05:43 Saturn 4.4°N of Moon
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 28: 19:00 Venus 2.1°N of Saturn
3/1/2022 to 3/31/2022Mar 30: 08:34 Jupiter 3.9°N of Moon
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 1: 00:24 NEW MOON
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 2: 17:00 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 4: 07:05 Moon at Ascending Node
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 4: 19:16 Pleiades 3.6°N of Moon
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 4: 20:00 Mars 0.3°S of Saturn
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 7: 13:11 Moon at Apogee: 404438 km
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 9: 00:47 FIRST QUARTER MOON
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 9: 09:14 Pollux 2.2°N of Moon
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 13: 16:00 Mercury at Perihelion
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 16: 12:55 FULL MOON
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 18: 08:01 Moon at Descending Node
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 19: 09:16 Moon at Perigee: 365143 km
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 19: 11:36 Antares 3.1°S of Moon
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 22: 12:00 Lyrid Meteor Shower
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 23: 05:56 LAST QUARTER MOON
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 24: 14:56 Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 25: 16:06 Mars 3.9°N of Moon
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 26: 19:51 Venus 3.8°N of Moon
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 27: 02:23 Jupiter 3.6°N of Moon
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 29: 02:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.6°E
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 29: 13:31 Mercury 1.3°S of Pleiades
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 30: 14:00 Venus 0.2°S of Jupiter
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 30: 14:28 NEW MOON
4/1/2022 to 4/30/2022Apr 30: 14:41 Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.640
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 1: 13:53 Moon at Ascending Node
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 2: 03:00 Pleiades 3.6°N of Moon
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 2: 08:17 Mercury 1.8°N of Moon
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 5: 02:00 Eta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 5: 03:00 Uranus in Conjunction with Sun
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 5: 06:46 Moon at Apogee: 405287 km
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 6: 16:56 Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 8: 18:21 FIRST QUARTER MOON
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 15: 09:00 Venus at Aphelion
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 15: 17:44 Moon at Descending Node
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 15: 22:11 Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.414
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 15: 22:14 FULL MOON
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 16: 20:48 Antares 3.1°S of Moon
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 17: 09:23 Moon at Perigee: 360298 km
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 21: 13:00 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 21: 22:43 Saturn 4.5°N of Moon
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 22: 12:43 LAST QUARTER MOON
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 24: 13:24 Mars 2.8°N of Moon
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 24: 17:59 Jupiter 3.3°N of Moon
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 26: 20:52 Venus 0.2°N of Moon: Occn.
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 28: 20:33 Moon at Ascending Node
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 29: 03:00 Mars 0.6°S of Jupiter
5/1/2022 to 5/31/2022May 30: 05:30 NEW MOON
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 1: 19:14 Moon at Apogee: 406191 km
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 2: 23:42 Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 7: 08:48 FIRST QUARTER MOON
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 12: 04:02 Moon at Descending Node
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 13: 07:26 Antares 3.1°S of Moon
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 14: 05:52 FULL MOON
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 14: 17:21 Moon at Perigee: 357434 km
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 16: 09:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 23.2°W
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 18: 06:22 Saturn 4.3°N of Moon
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 20: 21:11 LAST QUARTER MOON
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 21: 03:14 Summer Solstice
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 21: 07:00 Mars at Perihelion: 1.38130 AU
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 21: 07:32 Jupiter 2.7°N of Moon
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 22: 12:08 Mercury 2.8°N of Aldebaran
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 22: 12:16 Mars 0.9°N of Moon: Occn.
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 25: 01:10 Moon at Ascending Node
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 25: 15:27 Pleiades 3.5°N of Moon
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 26: 02:11 Venus 2.7°S of Moon
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 27: 02:19 Mercury 3.9°S of Moon
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 28: 20:52 NEW MOON
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 29: 00:08 Moon at Apogee: 406581 km
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 30: 05:46 Pollux 2.2°N of Moon
6/1/2022 to 6/30/2022Jun 30: 20:45 Venus 4.0°N of Aldebaran
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 4: 01:00 Earth at Aphelion: 1.01672 AU
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 6: 20:14 FIRST QUARTER MOON
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 9: 11:28 Moon at Descending Node
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 10: 16:00 Mercury at Perihelion
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 10: 17:50 Antares 3.0°S of Moon
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 13: 03:08 Moon at Perigee: 357264 km
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 13: 12:37 FULL MOON
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 15: 14:16 Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 16: 13:00 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 18: 18:55 Jupiter 2.2°N of Moon
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 20: 08:18 LAST QUARTER MOON
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 21: 10:46 Mars 1.1°S of Moon: Occn.
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 22: 03:21 Moon at Ascending Node
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 22: 21:29 Pleiades 3.4°N of Moon
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 26: 04:22 Moon at Apogee: 406276 km
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 26: 08:12 Venus 4.2°S of Moon
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 28: 03:00 Delta-Aquarid Meteor Shower
7/1/2022 to 7/31/2022Jul 28: 11:55 NEW MOON
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 3: 15:26 Spica 4.6°S of Moon
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 3: 22:58 Mercury 0.6°N of Regulus
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 5: 05:06 FIRST QUARTER MOON
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 5: 14:30 Moon at Descending Node
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 7: 02:29 Antares 2.8°S of Moon
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 10: 11:14 Moon at Perigee: 359830 km
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 11: 19:36 FULL MOON
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 11: 21:55 Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 12: 19:00 Perseid Meteor Shower
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 14: 11:00 Saturn at Opposition
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 15: 03:37 Jupiter 1.9°N of Moon
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 18: 04:59 Moon at Ascending Node
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 18: 22:36 LAST QUARTER MOON
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 19: 04:32 Pleiades 3.1°N of Moon
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 19: 06:16 Mars 2.7°S of Moon
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 22: 15:53 Moon at Apogee: 405419 km
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 23: 15:00 Mercury at Aphelion
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 23: 18:17 Pollux 2.1°N of Moon
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 25: 14:58 Venus 4.3°S of Moon
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 27: 02:17 NEW MOON
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 27: 10:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 27.3°E
8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022Aug 30: 20:59 Spica 4.4°S of Moon
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 1: 15:12 Moon at Descending Node
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 3: 08:56 Antares 2.5°S of Moon
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 3: 12:08 FIRST QUARTER MOON
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 4: 17:00 Venus at Perihelion
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 6: 15:28 Mars 4.2°N of Aldebaran
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 7: 12:17 Moon at Perigee: 364491 km
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 8: 04:31 Saturn 3.9°N of Moon
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 10: 03:59 FULL MOON
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 11: 09:11 Jupiter 1.8°N of Moon
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 14: 08:49 Moon at Ascending Node
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 15: 12:50 Pleiades 2.9°N of Moon
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 16: 15:00 Neptune at Opposition
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 16: 19:41 Mars 3.6°S of Moon
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 17: 15:52 LAST QUARTER MOON
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 19: 08:44 Moon at Apogee: 404556 km
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 20: 01:40 Pollux 1.9°N of Moon
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 22: 19:04 Autumnal Equinox
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 23: 01:00 Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 25: 15:54 NEW MOON
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 26: 12:00 Jupiter at Opposition
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 27: 03:22 Spica 4.3°S of Moon
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 28: 17:43 Moon at Descending Node
9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022Sep 30: 14:20 Antares 2.4°S of Moon
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 2: 18:14 FIRST QUARTER MOON
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 4: 11:01 Moon at Perigee: 369335 km
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 5: 09:51 Saturn 4.1°N of Moon
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 6: 15:00 Mercury at Perihelion
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 8: 12:06 Jupiter 2.1°N of Moon
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 8: 15:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 18.0°W
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 9: 14:55 FULL MOON
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 11: 15:49 Moon at Ascending Node
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 12: 21:46 Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 14: 22:28 Mars 3.6°S of Moon
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 17: 04:21 Moon at Apogee: 404330 km
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 17: 09:41 Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 17: 11:15 LAST QUARTER MOON
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 21: 12:00 Orionid Meteor Shower
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 22: 15:00 Venus at Superior Conjunction
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 25: 04:49 NEW MOON
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 25: 05:00 Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.862
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 26: 00:30 Moon at Descending Node
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 27: 20:48 Antares 2.3°S of Moon
10/1/2022 to 10/31/2022Oct 29: 08:48 Moon at Perigee: 368289 km
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 1: 00:37 FIRST QUARTER MOON
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 1: 15:08 Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 4: 14:19 Jupiter 2.4°N of Moon
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 5: 12:00 S Taurid Meteor Shower
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 8: 00:08 Moon at Ascending Node
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 8: 04:59 Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.359
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 8: 05:02 FULL MOON
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 8: 10:00 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 9: 03:00 Uranus at Opposition
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 9: 06:16 Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 11: 07:43 Mars 2.5°S of Moon
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 12: 11:00 N Taurid Meteor Shower
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 13: 17:43 Pollux 1.7°N of Moon
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 14: 00:41 Moon at Apogee: 404924 km
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 16: 07:27 LAST QUARTER MOON
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 17: 18:00 Leonid Meteor Shower
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 20: 21:36 Spica 4.3°S of Moon
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 22: 10:23 Moon at Descending Node
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 23: 16:57 NEW MOON
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 25: 19:30 Moon at Perigee: 362826 km
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 28: 22:40 Saturn 4.2°N of Moon
11/1/2022 to 11/30/2022Nov 30: 08:36 FIRST QUARTER MOON
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 1: 18:52 Jupiter 2.5°N of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 5: 06:39 Moon at Ascending Node
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 6: 13:26 Pleiades 2.7°N of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 7: 22:08 FULL MOON
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 7: 22:21 Mars 0.5°S of Moon: Occn.
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 7: 22:00 Mars at Opposition
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 11: 01:06 Pollux 1.8°N of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 11: 18:30 Moon at Apogee: 405869 km
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 14: 07:00 Geminid Meteor Shower
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 16: 02:56 LAST QUARTER MOON
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 18: 07:37 Spica 4.1°S of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 19: 19:36 Moon at Descending Node
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 21: 09:00 Mercury at Greatest Elong: 20.1°E
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 21: 15:48 Winter Solstice
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 21: 16:43 Antares 2.3°S of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 22: 15:00 Ursid Meteor Shower
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 23: 04:17 NEW MOON
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 24: 02:32 Moon at Perigee: 358270 km
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 24: 05:29 Venus 3.5°N of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 24: 12:31 Mercury 3.8°N of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 26: 10:11 Saturn 4.0°N of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 29: 01:00 Mercury 1.4°N of Venus
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 29: 04:29 Jupiter 2.3°N of Moon
12/1/2022 to 12/31/2022Dec 29: 19:21 FIRST QUARTER MOON


Calendar of Astronomical Events Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.AstroPixels.com

 

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