Sky Phenomena that will occur in 2022


Many sky phenomena occur throughout this year, ranging from the Perseid meteor shower that occurs throughout September to a partial lunar eclipse that occurs in mid-November. Well, if you have not had the opportunity to see the sky phenomenon that occurred throughout 2021, you still have the opportunity to see various sky phenomena that will occur in 2022.

Make sure you don't forget to record the date, yes, because it's a pity if you go through these sky phenomena. Wondering what celestial phenomena will occur in 2022? Please refer to the following summary.

Sky Phenomena that will occur in 2022

·         Saturn at its closest approach

If previously in 2021 this phenomenon fell in early August. In 2022, this phenomenon will occur again on August 14. On that date, Saturn will fully receive the sun's rays and will look brighter than usual. With the help of a telescope, you can see Saturn clearly, along with its brightest rings and moons.

·         Supermoon

A supermoon is a phenomenon that occurs when the full moon is at its closest approach to earth. In this condition, the moon will look bigger and brighter. Typically, the moon can appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter when a supermoon occurs.

Reporting from the Royal Museums Greenwich, the term 'supermoon' actually comes from a concept in astrology, which was later adapted into a term given a strict definition in astronomy. Well, you can see this supermoon phenomenon on July 14 and 13, 2022.

·         Total lunar eclipse

The first lunar eclipse in 2022 is expected to fall on May 16. A total lunar eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the moon completely passes through the umbra, or earth's dark shadow. Reporting from, this phenomenon will be seen throughout north America, Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, and western Europe and the western region of Africa.

Towards the end of the year, more precisely on November 8, 2022, the total lunar eclipse phenomenon will occur again. Reporting from, this total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout eastern Russia, Japan, Asutralia, the Pacific Ocean, as well as the western and central regions of North America.

What are the sky phenomena in 2021?

1.      Phoenicid meteor

The celestial phenomenon of the Phoenicid meteor shower in early December can be seen from the beginning of the nautical twilight or 20 minutes after sunset until the next day at 02:15 local time from southeast to southwest.

2.      Puppid-Velid meteor

The day after the peak of the Phoenicid meteor shower, you can also observe the next meteor shower phenomenon that will reach the peak of Puppid-Velid, on December 7-8, 2021. This meteor shower can be seen from 21:00 local time until the next day at the end of the nautical dawn which is 25 minutes before sunrise from southeast to southwest.

3.      Monocerotid meteor

In December 2021 there will be a lot of meteor shower phenomena that reach their peak, so that not a day later there is another Monocerotid meteor shower that will reach its peak on December 9-10, 2021. Thank you for reading the International News-themed article about sky phenomena that will occur in 2022, hopefully for the people who read it.

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