Diary of Astronomical Phenomena 2022

All times are in UTC, the civil “wall-clock” time-scale (without daylight savings)

January 2023

dd hh
01 15 Moon at ascending node
01 23 Uranus occulted by the Moon
02 20 Mercury at perihelion
03 04 Pleiades 3.0° north of the Moon
03 20 Mars 1.0° north of the Moon
04 03 Quadrantid meteor shower
04 16 Earth at perihelion (0.98329 AU)
06 03 Moon furthest north (+27.4°)
06 23 Full Moon (Micro)
07 13 Mercury at inferior conjunction
07 08 Castor 6.2° north of the Moon
07 14 Pollux 2.7° north of the Moon
08 09 Moon at apogee (406459 km)
08 16 Beehive cluster 3.1° south of the Moon
10 15 Regulus 3.5° south of the Moon
12 05
Mars resumes prograde motion
13 22 Porrima 0.8
° north of the Moon
15 01 Spica 3.0° south of the Moon
15 02 Last quarter Moon
16 07 Moon at descending node
18 11 Antares 1.1° south of the Moon
18 13 Mercury is stationary
20 05 Moon furthest south (-27.5°)
20 12 Jupiter at perihelion (4.95101 AU)
21 21 New Moon (Super)
21 21 Moon at perigee (356570 km)
22 22 Venus 0.3° south of Saturn
23 09 Saturn 4.6° north of the Moon
23 10 Venus 4.2° north of the Moon
25 07 Neptune 3.3° north of the Moon
26 04 Jupiter 2.3° north of the Moon
28 15 First quarter Moon
28 16 Moon at ascending node
29 05 Uranus occulted by the Moon
30 06 Mercury at greatest elongation (25.0° west)
30 09 Pleiades 3.1° north of the Moon
31 05 Mars 0.8° north of the Moon

February 2023

dd hh
02 08 Moon furthest north (+27.5°)
03 14 Castor 6.1° north of the Moon
03 19 Pollux 2.3° north of the Moon
04 09 Moon at apogee (406476 km)
05 02 Beehive cluster 3.2° south of the Moon
05 18 Full Moon (Micro)
06 20 Regulus 3.7° south of the Moon
11 08 Spica 2.2° south of the Moon
12 08 Moon at descending node
13 16 Last quarter Moon
14 19 Antares 1.4° south of the Moon
15 12 Venus 0.01° south of Neptune
15 20 Mercury at aphelion
16 15 Moon furthest south (-27.6°)
16 16 Saturn in conjunction with the Sun
18 23 Mercury 3.9° north of the Moon
19 09 Moon at perigee (358267 km)
20 07 New Moon (Super)
22 10 Venus 2.8° north of the Moon
23 00 Jupiter 1.6° north of the Moon
24 19 Moon at ascending node
25 12 Uranus 0.3° south of the Moon
26 17 Pleiades 2.5° north of the Moon
27 08 First quarter Moon
28 05 Mars occulted by the Moon