If you are one of those who loves to appreciate natural events in the sky, we bring you the calendar of the astronomical phenomena of 2022 that you can’t miss. This new year the sky will also surprise us.
From Meteor showers, eclipses and supermoons, the sky will have different scenarios prepared at different times of the year, we invite you to know them so that you are prepared on the dates indicated below.
If you want to know more about the astronomical phenomena of 2022, such as the recent winter solstice 2021, then AmericanPost.News It shares with you what will be all the events that you can enjoy this new year.
Astronomical phenomena of 2022
This is the calendar of all the astronomical phenomena of 2022:
Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Between January 3 and 4, one of the most anticipated astronomical events of 2022 will occur; The Quadrantid Meteor Shower will welcome the year and will be visible to the naked eye in the night sky.
Maximum eastern elongation of Mercury: The elongation is the angular distance of a planet from the Sun in relation to the Earth and will occur on January 7 when Mercury is at its maximum moment of elongation; the show will be especially visible in the east shortly after sunset.
Lyrid meteor shower: This visual spectacle will take place at the end of April, at which time up to 20 meteors per hour can be seen. The most suitable days to appreciate it will be April 22 and 23.
Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower: Comet lovers will be the happiest with this phenomenon, as the Eta Aquarids offer a visual spectacle of up to 30 meteors per hour. You can see them on May 6 and 7.
Strawberry Supermoon: The Strawberry Supermoon will take place on June 14; Do not forget that a supermoon occurs when the moon coincides with perigee, which is the closest point of the satellite to Earth.
Deer Supermoon: On July 13, just one month after the Strawberry Supermoon, the Deer Supermoon arrives, and with it another opportunity to enjoy this incredible show of nature.
Perseid Meteor Shower: On August 12 and 13 you will be able to enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower, which is the product of the interaction of the remnants of Comet Swift-Tuttle with the Earth’s atmosphere. This shower has contributed up to 60 meteors per hour in past years, so something similar is expected to happen.
Saturn in opposition: When Saturn is in opposition it will be fully illuminated by sunlight and can be seen throughout the night, August 14 will be the best day of the year to see the planet and its rings in the night sky.
Neptune in opposition: This phenomenon will be repeated and will now allow us to see Saturn in all its majesty; this phenomenon will be repeated a month later with Neptune. The best day to observe Neptune will be September 16, but it must be taken into account that because of the distance from the planet, the best way to see the show will be with a good telescope.
Orionid Meteor Shower: This peculiar meteor shower originates from the debris thrown by Comet Haley and can be observed on October 21 and 22.
Total lunar eclipse: On November 8, two quite interesting phenomena will occur in the night sky; Castor’s Moon, which will coincide with a total lunar eclipse that will be visible mainly in North Asia and in some regions of North America.
Geminid meteor shower: The 2022 calendar of astronomical phenomena will close with a unique show since, according to astronomers, the Geminids are the queens of the meteor showers, a phenomenon in which more than 100 meteors can be seen per hour. You can enjoy its zenith on December 13 and 14.
What are astronomical phenomena?
An astronomical impact is a phenomenon caused by the collision of meteoroids, asteroids or comets with Earth or other planets. Those that occur on timescales of several million years can lead to mass extinctions, involving objects several kilometers in diameter. The magnitude of the disaster is inversely proportional to the frequency with which it happens, since small impacts are much more numerous than large ones.
To know the different types of natural phenomena that exist, we invite you to be aware of the calendar of astronomical phenomena of 2022 that we share in this note.
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