JANUARY, 2022 SKYNOTES

JANUARY STAR CHART, 2022
Please click on the Chart to enlarge.

The chart shows the whole sky, at the times given at the top left of the chart. The planetary positions are correct for the last day of the month!
The edge of the chart is the HORIZON, and the ZENITH is at the centre.

This chart is for LATITUDE 54 degrees NORTH, and is produced using 'CYBERSKY' software.

JANUARY 2022

JANUARY, 2022 SKYNOTES

 

The phenomena of the month : JANUARY 2021
Times are given in daylight time for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 5" W, 54° 16' 30" N, zone 0 = UNIVERSAL TIME).

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 01 01 11:26 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 01 01 22:59 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 358033 km)
2022 01 02 18:33 NEW MOON
2022 01 02 21:38 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 03 13:37 Meteor shower : Quadrantids (110 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 16.0 days)
2022 01 03 17:51 Close encounter between the Moon and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.2°)
2022 01 04 02:01 Close encounter between the Moon and Mercury (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.6°)
2022 01 04 06:00 The Earth at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.98333 AU)
2022 01 04 20:27 Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.6°)
2022 01 05 12:48 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 01 05 18:27 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 06 02:53 Close encounter between the Moon and Jupiter (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.7°)
2022 01 06 16:44 End of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2022 01 07 12:00 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (19.2°)
2022 01 07 13:22 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.6°)
2022 01 08 15:16 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 08 15:41 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 01 09 00:48 INFERIOR CONJUNCTION of Venus with the Sun (geoc. dist. center to center = 4.9°)
2022 01 09 05:41 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2022 01 09 08:45 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 01 09 18:11 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2022 01 09 21:52 Comet C/2019 L3 ATLAS at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 3.553 AU; magn. = 12.1)
2022 01 10 21:35 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 01 11 11:59 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus (topocentric dist. center to center = 2.2°)
2022 01 11 12:05 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 13 23:56 Close encounter between the Moon and Aldebaran (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.9°)
2022 01 14 08:55 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 14 09:27 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405805 km)
2022 01 14 16:10 Opposition of the asteroid 7 Iris with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.088 AU; magn. = 7.6)
2022 01 15 19:37 Close encounter between the Moon and M 35 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.3°)
2022 01 15 19:55 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 01 15 23:00 Mercury at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.30750 AU)
2022 01 16 06:23 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 01 16 14:49 CONJUNCTION between Pluto and the Sun (geoc. dist. center to center = 1.7°)
2022 01 17 05:44 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 17 06:56 Beginning of occultation of 57 Gem (magn. = 5.04)
2022 01 17 23:48 FULL MOON
2022 01 18 16:47 Close encounter between the Moon and M 44 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.5°)
2022 01 19 12:21 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 01 20 02:33 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 20 21:09 Beginning of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)
2022 01 20 22:13 End of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)
2022 01 21 15:11 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 01 22 04:15 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2022 01 22 23:22 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 23 00:10 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 01 23 06:00 Venus at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.71845 AU)
2022 01 23 10:28 INFERIOR CONJUNCTION of Mercury with the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 3.3°)
2022 01 25 13:41 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2022 01 25 20:12 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 26 05:27 Beginning of occultation of 8-alpha1 Lib (magn. = 5.15)
2022 01 26 05:36 Beginning of occultation of 9-alpha2 Lib, Zubenelgenubi, (magn. = 2.75)
2022 01 26 05:48 Close encounter between Mars and M 8 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.5°)
2022 01 26 06:38 End of occultation of 8-alpha1 Lib (magn. = 5.15)
2022 01 26 06:46 End of occultation of 9-alpha2 Lib, Zubenelgenubi, (magn. = 2.75)
2022 01 26 23:59 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 01 28 17:01 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 29 05:59 Close encounter between Mercury and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.2°)
2022 01 29 15:57 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 01 29 16:25 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.1°)
2022 01 30 04:24 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 01 30 07:09 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 362252 km)
2022 01 31 03:21 Close encounter between the Moon and Pluto (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.2°)
2022 01 31 13:50 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

 

Calculations courtesy of: CoelixApex software.

 

 

 

LUNAR OCCULTATIONS in JANUARY, 2022 visible from the Scarborough (UK) area. The time given is UT