Monday, January 3, 2022

Astro-Calendar: 2022 Jan. / Smallest Full Moon of 2022 Jan. 17

                  Full Moon in the darkness of the night sky. It is patterned with a mix of light-tone regions and darker, irregular blotches, and scattered with varying sizes of impact craters, circles surrounded by out-thrown rays of bright ejecta.

The smallest Full Moon of 2022 will occur on Monday, January 17 at 6:48 p.m. EST / 23:48 UTC. This Full Moon will appear a little smaller than other Full Moon phases this year, because it occurs only three days after Lunar Apogee, when the Moon is farthest from the Earth in its orbit for this month. Lunar Apogee occurs this month on Friday, January 14 at 4:00 a.m. EST / 9:00 UTC: 252,155.53667 statute miles / 405,805 kilometers.

(Image Sources:, By Gregory H. Revera, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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