Sky Diary for 2022

January
2C/2021 A1 (Leonard) at perihelion
New Moon
M41 is well placed
3Quadrantid meteor shower 2022
4Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
The Earth at perihelion
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
6Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
7Mercury at greatest elongation east
12Mercury at highest altitude in evening sky
9Venus at inferior solar conjunction
Mercury at dichotomy
Moon at First Quarter
10C/2019 L3 (ATLAS) at perihelion
12104P/Kowal at perihelion
13Asteroid 7 Iris at opposition
15M47 is well placed
NGC 2403 is well placed
16134340 Pluto at solar conjunction
17Full Moon
NGC 2451 is well placed
18Uranus ends retrograde motion
19γ-Ursae Minorid meteor shower 2022
104P/Kowal reaches its brightest
2019P/Borrelly reaches its brightest
NGC 2516 is well placed
23Mercury at inferior solar conjunction
NGC 2547 is well placed
25Moon at Last Quarter
26Close approach of Mars and NGC 6530
29Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
31Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
M44 is well placed
IC2391 is well placed
IC2395 is well placed
February
1New Moon
219P/Borrelly at perihelion
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
4Saturn at solar conjunction
5Close approach of Mars and M22
Asteroid 20 Massalia at opposition
7Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
8α-Centaurid meteor shower 2022
Moon at First Quarter
NGC 2808 is well placed
9Venus at greatest brightness
11Mercury at dichotomy
12Conjunction of Mercury and Pluto
13Conjunction of Venus and Mars
16Full Moon
6Mercury at highest altitude in morning sky
16Mercury at greatest elongation west
19M81 is well placed
21NGC 3114 is well placed
23Moon at Last Quarter
27Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
IC2581 is well placed
28Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
13Venus at highest altitude in morning sky
March
2Conjunction of Mercury and Saturn
Close approach of Mercury and Saturn
New Moon
39P/Tempel at perihelion
IC2602 is well placed
4Conjunction of Mars and Pluto
5Conjunction of Venus and Pluto
Jupiter at solar conjunction
7Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
9NGC 3532 is well placed
10Moon at First Quarter
12Conjunction of Venus and Mars
13Neptune at solar conjunction
14γ-Normid meteor shower 2022
16Close approach of Venus and Mars
22P/Kopff at perihelion
18Full Moon
20March equinox
Venus at greatest elongation west
21Venus at dichotomy
25Moon at Last Quarter
28Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon, Venus and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
136472 Makemake at opposition
29Close approach of Venus and Saturn
Conjunction of Venus and Saturn
30Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
April
1New Moon
2M104 is well placed
3Mercury at superior solar conjunction
Lunar occultation of Uranus
4Conjunction of Saturn and Mars
5M94 is well placed
Close approach of Saturn and Mars
6NGC 4755 is well placed
9Moon at First Quarter
12Conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune
14NGC 5128 is well placed
Omega-Cen is well placed
136199 Eris at solar conjunction
15M51 is well placed
16Full Moon
17M83 is well placed
18M3 is well placed
Conjunction of Mercury and Uranus
19136108 Haumea at opposition
22Lyrid meteor shower 2022
23Moon at Last Quarter
24M101 is well placed
π-Puppid meteor shower 2022
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
25Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
Mercury at dichotomy
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
26Close approach of the Moon and Mars
45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova at perihelion
27Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
Close approach of the Moon and Venus
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
Conjunction of Venus and Neptune
Close approach of Venus and Neptune
29Mercury at highest altitude in evening sky
Mercury at greatest elongation east
Asteroid 10 Hygiea at opposition
30Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
New Moon
Partial solar eclipse
Close approach of Venus and Jupiter
May
2Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
5Uranus at solar conjunction
6η-Aquariid meteor shower 2022
8η-Lyrid meteor shower 2022
9Moon at First Quarter
13M5 is well placed
16Total lunar eclipse
Full Moon
18Conjunction of Mars and Neptune
21Mercury at inferior solar conjunction
22Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
Moon at Last Quarter
24Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
25Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
27Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
Close approach of the Moon and Venus
Lunar occultation of Venus
Conjunction of Venus and Eris
29M4 is well placed
Conjunction of Jupiter and Mars
Close approach of Jupiter and Mars
30New Moon
June
3M13 is well placed
4M12 is well placed
Saturn enters retrograde motion
7M10 is well placed
Asteroid 29 Amphitrite at opposition
Moon at First Quarter
8M62 is well placed
10Daytime Arietid meteor shower 2022
11Conjunction of Venus and Uranus
12M92 is well placed
14Full Moon
16Mercury at greatest elongation west
25Mercury at highest altitude in morning sky
17NGC 6388 is well placed
18M6 is well placed
NGC 6397 is well placed
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
19IC4665 is well placed
21M7 is well placed
Moon at Last Quarter
June solstice
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
22Mercury at dichotomy
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Lunar occultation of Mars
24NGC 6530 is well placed
Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
25NGC 6541 is well placed
26Close approach of the Moon and Venus
Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
27Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
June Bootid meteor shower 2022
28Neptune enters retrograde motion
29New Moon
30NGC 6633 is well placed
July
2M22 is well placed
3IC4756 is well placed
4The Earth at aphelion
7Moon at First Quarter
11NGC 6752 is well placed
13Full Moon
15Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
16Mercury at superior solar conjunction
18M55 is well placed
19Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
20134340 Pluto at opposition
Moon at Last Quarter
21Asteroid 9 Metis at opposition
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Lunar occultation of Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
22Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
1 Ceres at solar conjunction
23Asteroid 192 Nausikaa at opposition
26Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
28New Moon
Jupiter enters retrograde motion
29Piscis Austrinid meteor shower 2022
Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
30Southern δ-Aquariid meteor shower 2022
α-Capricornid meteor shower 2022
August
1Conjunction of Mars and Uranus
5Moon at First Quarter
12Full Moon
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
13Perseid meteor shower 2022
14Saturn at opposition
15M15 is well placed
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
16M2 is well placed
18κ-Cygnid meteor shower 2022
Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
19Moon at Last Quarter
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
23Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
2473P/Schwassmann-Wachmann at perihelion
Uranus enters retrograde motion
Conjunction of Venus and Ceres
25Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
27New Moon
8Mercury at highest altitude in evening sky
27Mercury at greatest elongation east
29Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
Mercury at dichotomy
September
1Aurigid meteor shower 2022
3Moon at First Quarter
8Asteroid 3 Juno at opposition
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
9September ε-Perseid meteor shower 2022
10Full Moon
11Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
14Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
16Neptune at opposition
17Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Moon at Last Quarter
23September equinox
Mercury at inferior solar conjunction
25New Moon
26NGC 55 is well placed
Jupiter at opposition
27Daytime Sextantid meteor shower 2022
2847-Tuc is well placed
October
1136472 Makemake at solar conjunction
2M110 is well placed
3M32 is well placed
M31 is well placed
Moon at First Quarter
4NGC 253 is well placed
5SMC is well placed
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
6NGC 300 is well placed
October Camelopardalid meteor shower 2022
8NGC 362 is well placed
Mercury at dichotomy
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Mercury at greatest elongation west
9Mercury at highest altitude in morning sky
8Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
9Draconid meteor shower 2022
Full Moon
10Southern Taurid meteor shower 2022
11δ-Aurigid meteor shower 2022
12Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
15Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
16M33 is well placed
17Moon at Last Quarter
18136199 Eris at opposition
ε-Geminid meteor shower 2022
21Orionid meteor shower 2022
22Venus at superior solar conjunction
23Saturn ends retrograde motion
136108 Haumea at solar conjunction
24Leonis Minorid meteor shower 2022
25New Moon
Partial solar eclipse
27NGC 869 is well placed
28NGC 884 is well placed
30Mars enters retrograde motion
November
1Moon at First Quarter
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
Fornax is well placed
4Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
8Total lunar eclipse
Full Moon
Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
Mercury at superior solar conjunction
9Uranus at opposition
11Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
12Northern Taurid meteor shower 2022
Asteroid 27 Euterpe at opposition
16Moon at Last Quarter
18Leonid meteor shower 2022
M45 is well placed
19Asteroid 115 Thyra at opposition
21α-Monocerotid meteor shower 2022
22Asteroid 324 Bamberga at opposition
23New Moon
Jupiter ends retrograde motion
25118P/Shoemaker-Levy at perihelion
28November Orionid meteor shower 2022
29Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
Asteroid 30 Urania at opposition
30Moon at First Quarter
December
1Mars at perigee
Asteroid 349 Dembowska at opposition
2Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
Pheonicid meteor shower 2022
3Neptune ends retrograde motion
5Close approach of the Moon and Uranus
Lunar occultation of Uranus
6December φ-Cassiopeid meteor shower 2022
7Puppid-Velid meteor shower 2022
8Full Moon
Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Lunar occultation of Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
Mars at opposition
9Monocerotid meteor shower 2022
101 Ceres at perihelion
12σ-Hydrid meteor shower 2022
LMC is well placed
14Geminid meteor shower 2022
1581P/Wild at perihelion
NGC 1981 is well placed
16Comae Berenicid meteor shower 2022
Moon at Last Quarter
19C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) at perihelion
20December Leonis Minorid meteor shower 2022
21Mercury at greatest elongation east
26Mercury at highest altitude in evening sky
21December solstice
22Ursid meteor shower 2022
23New Moon
24Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
Mercury at dichotomy
Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury
26Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
28NGC 2232 is well placed
29Conjunction of Venus and Mercury
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
NGC 2244 is well placed
30Moon at First Quarter

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