Diary of Astronomical Phenomena 2022

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

December 2022

dd hh
01 02 Mars nearest to Earth
01 17 Neptune 3.7° north of the Moon
02 04 Jupiter 2.7° north of the Moon
04 09 Neptune stationary
05 17 Uranus occulted by the Moon
06 23 Pleiades 3.0° north of the Moon
08 04 Full Moon
08 05 Mars occulted by the Moon
08 05 Mars at opposition
09 21 Moon furthest north (27.4°)
11 01 Castor 5.7° north of the Moon
11 07 Pollux 2.5° north of the Moon
12 00 Moon at apogee
14 10 Regulus 3.6° south of the Moon
16 08 Last quarter Moon
18 17 Spica 2.9° south of the Moon
21 10 Mercury greatest elongation (20° east)
21 21 Solstice
22 00 Antares 1.8° south of the Moon
23 10 New Moon
23 18 Moon furthest south (-27.4°)
24 08 Moon at perigee
24 12 Venus 4.5° north of the Moon
24 21 Mercury 4.3° north of the Moon
25 03 Pluto 3.2° north of the Moon
26 21 Saturn 4.3° north of the Moon
29 00 Neptune 3.1° north of the Moon
29 02 Mercury stationary
29 07 Mercury 1.4° north of Venus
29 12 Jupiter 3.0° north of the Moon
30 01 First quarter Moon

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
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
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