Can’t Miss Astronomical Events Of 2022

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Here is the list of the 2022 Astronomical Events that will be visible in the Pacific Northwest! There are some items that we have left off such as the annual solar eclipse if the event was not viewable in some area of the Pacific Northwest. Put these events on your calendar and get ready for some fun in 2022 as there are plenty of special astronomy events in 2022.

Visible Eclipses

May 15th – Total Lunar Eclipse. This total eclipse will see the Moon completely pass through the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra, which will turn the moon a rusty or blood red color. NASA does provide a map and Eclipse Information.

November 8 – Total Lunar Eclipse. This total eclipse will see the Moon completely pass through the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra, which will turn the moon a rusty or blood red color. NASA does provide a map and Eclipse Information.

Meteor Shower Peaks

January 3, 4 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower
April 22, 23 – Lyrids Meteor Shower
May 6, 7 – Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
July 28, 29 – Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
August 12, 13 – Perseids Meteor Shower
October 7 – Draconids Meteor Shower
October 21, 22 – Orionids Meteor Shower
November 4, 5 – Taurids Meteor Shower
November 17, 18 – Leonids Meteor Shower
December 13, 14 – Geminids Meteor Shower
December 21, 22 – Ursids Meteor Shower

For more information about viewing Meteor Showers in the Pacific Northwest, check out this article on the subject.

Equinoxes

Vernal Equinox — March 20
Autumnal Equinox — September 23

Solstices

Summer Solstice — June 21st
Winter Solstice — December 21st

Full & New Moon Dates

MonthFull Moon DateNew Moon Date
January2nd17th
February1st16th
March2nd18th
April16th1st AND 30th
May16th30th
June14th29th
July13th28th
August12th27th
September 10th25th
October9th25th
November8th23rd
December8th23rd

Supermoons

There are 3 super moons in 2022, which occur on June 14th, July 13th, and August 12th.

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