DARK SKY CALENDAR 2022

January 17 Full Moon

 

February 1 New Moon

 

February 16 Full Moon

 

March 2 New Moon

 

March 18 Full Moon

 

March 20 March Equinox. Today day and night are the same length – the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

April 1 New Moon

 

April 16 Full Moon

 

April 22-23 Maximum of the Lyrid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Lyra, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, up to 20 meteors per hour). Waning Moon will not affect the show.

 

April 28-30 Mercury on its highest point in the evening sky. Look West-Northwest after sunset (from 21:45).

 

April 30 New Moon

 

May 2 Waxing crescent Moon stands just 2 degrees left from Mercury. Take to a high spot or a place with open view and look West-Northwest from 22:00. Some of the best spots to enjoy the show are Aborrebjerget and Mandemarke hills.

 

May 6-7 Maximum of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Aquarius, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, up to 50 meteors per hour). Best to observe after midnight.

 

May 16 BLOOD MOON – PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE OVER DENMARK

Early morning during moonset, the Moon will become much darker, but not completely covered by Earth’s shadow. Look Southwest at 04:27-05:03.

 

Lunar Eclipse over Møns Klint in July 2019. Image credit: Ruslan Merzlyakov/ @astrorms

 

End of May Beginning of the Noctilucent Clouds season. Read more about the Night-shining Clouds on the Dark Sky Seasons’ page

 

May 29-30 Conjunction of Mars and Jupiter. Look East after 03:00. Observation from a high spot or a place with open view is recommended.

 

May 30 New Moon

June 14 Full Moon

 

June 21 Summer solstice – today is the shortest night and the longest day. The first day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

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Summer night light over Møn. Image credit: Ruslan Merzlyakov/ @astrorms

 

June 29 New Moon

 

July 13 Full Moon

 

July 28 New Moon

 

July 29-30 Maximum of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Aquarius, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, up to 25 meteors per hour). Best to observe after midnight.

 

August 12 Full Moon

 

August 12-13 Maximum of the Perseid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Perseus, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, around 100 meteors per hour). One of the best meteor showers to observe, as you can see many bright meteors during the peak night. Unfortunately, the Full Moon will hide most of the shooting stars in its strong light.

 

August 27 New Moon

September 10 Full Moon

 

September 23 September Equinox. Today day and night are the same length – the first day of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

New Moon

 

October 8 Mercury on its highest point in the morning sky. Look East before sunrise (from 05:50).

 

October 8-9 Maximum of the Draconid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Draco, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, up to 10 meteors per hour). Best to observe after midnight. Unfortunately, the Full Moon will hide most of the shooting stars in its strong light.

 

October 9 Full Moon

 

October 21-22 Maximum of the Orionid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Orion, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, up to 20 meteors per hour). Best to observe after midnight.

 

October 25 New Moon

PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE OVER DENMARK

The partial eclipse will begin at 11:07 and it will end at 13:16, with the maximum coverage at 12:11.

WARNING: DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITH THE NAKED EYE! ALWAYS USE PROTECTIVE GEAR!

 

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Partial Solar Eclipse in 2021. Image credit: Ruslan Merzlyakov/ @astrorms

 

November 8 Full Moon

 

November 17-18 Maximum of the Leonid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Leo, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, up to 10 meteors per hour). Best to observe after midnight.

 

November 23 New Moon

 

December 8 Full Moon

Lunar occultation of Mars. The red planet will approach the Moon and will be hidden behind it for almost 60 minutes. Look West from 05:00. Using a telescope or binoculars will deliver even greater and more fascinating experience of this morning sky show.

 

December 13-14 Maximum of the Geminid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Gemini, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, up to 150 meteors per hour). Unfortunately, the Full Moon will hide most of the shooting stars in its strong light. Best to observe after midnight.

 

December 21 Winter solstice – today is the longest night and the shortest day. The first day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

December 22-23 Maximum of the Ursid meteor shower (radiant lies in the constellation of Ursa Minor, but meteors can be seen across the entire sky, up to 10 meteors per hour).

 

December 23 New Moon

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