A rising sign is a sign that rises on the eastern horizon at the time of birth and is visible from the place of birth. It is used to mark the dividing line of the First House, which is associated with the physical body. Not only the exact degree of the ecliptic to which this sign rises is essential but also the entire zodiac sign to which it belongs. As a result of the continuous movement of the Earth, the angle of inclination of the ecliptic in degrees changes every four minutes. Bearers of the same sign of the Zodiac, born with a difference of more than four minutes, may have a different ascending sign.
The ascending sign's elevation angle on the chart indicates a dense line of electromagnetic energy passing into the astral body. People with clairvoyance see it. Most people do not know the exact time of birth. Even parents are surprised when asked to remember the birth time.
Practicing astrologers use various methods to solve this problem. It is possible to calculate based on the dates of important events: the first serious illness, accidents, parents' death, marriage, the birth of a child, etc. Another method is based on comparing the positions of the Houses and the mutual position of the stars and planets in the human mountain with his social status, character traits, type of work, or occupation. If the moment of conception is known, it is possible to determine the ascending sign.
How to determine your rising sign
To determine your rising sign (Ascendant), you can use a simple method:
This method requires knowing the exact time of sunrise and sunset on the day you were born. This information is in any tear-off calendar. Most often, such sources indicate Moscow time.
So, knowing the time of sunrise and sunset, you can calculate your rising sign:
1. If you were born at dawn, the Ascendant is in your sign. That is your zodiac sign = ascending sign.
2. If your birth time is 2 to 4 hours after sunrise, your rising sign will move one step. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Taurus).
3. If your birth time is 4 to 6 hours after sunrise, your rising sign will move two steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Gemini).
4. If you were born in the middle of the day, your rising sign shifts three steps between morning and evening twilight. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Cancer).
5. If you were born 4 to 6 hours before sunset, your rising sign shifts four steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Leo).
6. If you were born 2 to 4 hours before sunset, your rising sign shifts five steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Virgo).
7. If you were born at sunset, your rising sign shifts six steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Libra).
8. If your birth time is 2 to 4 hours after sunset, your rising sign will move seven steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Scorpio).
9. If your birth time is 4 to 6 hours after sunset, your rising sign moves eight steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Sagittarius).
10. If you were born about halfway between sunset and dawn (a long winter night), your rising sign shifts nine steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Capricorn).
11. If you were born 4 to 6 hours before dawn, your rising sign moves ten steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Aquarius).
12. If you were born 2 to 4 hours before dawn, your rising sign shifts eleven steps. (If you are an Aries, your rising sign is Pisces).
If you are too lazy to count, you can use any of the many free electronic programs distributed on the Internet at the request of "CALCULATION OF THE ASCENDING SIGN" or contact an astrologer.
Check your rising sign, and then look at the descriptions below to see how it affects your character and relationships. As examples of the location of the Ascendant in different signs of the Zodiac, we present here famous personalities who need no introduction.
Rising sign in Aries
Being an impulsive and openly brave person, you always try to be one step ahead of others. You have a heightened sense of justice, but you may be disrespectful or even rude in achieving it. You react to changing circumstances around you spontaneously and with lightning speed. Sometimes your actions can be similar to how small children react to events. A distinctive feature of your appearance may be a reddish complexion or a large or snub nose.
Rising sign in Taurus
Outwardly, you can look gentle and slightly passive. However, at the same time, you are very stubborn, and this is one of your best positive qualities. However, you can get angry and lose your temper if your safety is threatened. Outwardly, you can be wonderful and, perhaps, will have a melodious voice. At the same time, even with mediocre innate abilities for music, you will strive to realize yourself in creativity. There is a tendency to be overweight, which many of you carefully hide.
Rising sign in Gemini
With mobile facial features, outwardly, you give the impression of a vibrant and friendly person. At the same time, you, being a skilled interlocutor, are likely to be involved in some area related to communication with people. With some practice, you can do several things at the same time. For example, you can receive information from the Internet and simultaneously talk on a cell phone. Such violent brain activity requires endurance and self-discipline from you.
Rising sign in Cancer
You have an innate desire to take care of your loved ones. Therefore, you will do everything to ensure that your loved ones remain in the space of coziness and comfort. At the same time, you tend towards mood swings, which may be associated with not very clear reasons that are difficult to explain to other people. Your appearance will watch towards rounded shapes, whether you play sports or not. In addition, people of this type can be distinguished by large round eyes, which cannot be confused with anything.
Rising sign in Leo
You like to be in public or gather around you an audience of grateful listeners who will, at a minimum, carefully look at you and listen, and at most, do it with admiring faces. Only when you are in society can you reach your full potential. You like to be in the spotlight and give the public a reason to discuss your persona. Your appearance is often distinguished by bright clothes and an unusual voluminous hairstyle, slightly reminiscent of a lion's mane.
Rising sign in Virgo
Your body is so complicated that even the most minor details can cause illness. You are strict not only to yourself but also to the people around you. Always look neat and hate dirt. The desire for a healthy lifestyle is in your blood so you can look younger.
Rising sign in Libra
It so happens that Libra is the only sign of the Zodiac whose symbol is neither human nor animal. Scales are a mechanism. Therefore, people with an ascending sign of Libra may differ in a certain coldness about what is happening. This gives your appearance a certain charm and makes other people view you as a detached and, therefore, fair person who can resolve a dispute and prevent the development of a conflict in the future. Often the face of such a person can be marked with dimples on the cheeks.
Rising sign in Scorpio
You look like a relatively friendly and open person, capable of attracting the attention of others with all his appearance. At the same time, you can be very prudent and never lay out what you have accumulated in your soul to unfamiliar people. Emotional security is of paramount importance to you. Outwardly, you can be distinguished by dark eyes or an intense look that will not leave anyone indifferent. Men are often characterized by a large forehead and a squinty face.
Rising sign in Sagittarius
You are an eternal optimist and dreamer who constantly strives to discover new horizons for yourself. However, looking into the future, you risk losing sight of what is directly in front of your eyes. Sitting in one place for a long time affects you exceptionally negatively, and the only way to solve the problem is to move forward. You may be distinguished by a long neck or an unusually shaped nose. And women of this type usually prefer to wear short haircuts, or if you do have long hair, you can often be seen with a ponytail.
Rising sign in Capricorn
You are pretty serious about life in general and your role in society. Your distinctive character traits are prudence, commitment, and increased responsibility for your actions. You have an unusual sense of humor, which not everyone can understand and appreciate. You must always feel in your place and business; otherwise, you may develop an inferiority complex. Outwardly, you are distinguished by dry features and figures and, as a rule, quite tall.
Rising sign in Aquarius
You are a public person who has a broad soul, is not prone to prejudice, and believes that all people are equal among themselves. However, at the same time, you are charismatic enough to win your place under the sun. You have a great sense of humor and can easily win people's hearts. By nature, you are a very easy-going person, capable of unplanned actions and deeds. A smooth aristocratic nose distinguishes appearance, and the corners of the lips are slightly raised.
Rising sign in Pisces
Distinguished by exceptional sensitivity and responsiveness, you quickly absorb the problems and difficulties of other people, sometimes forgetting about your concerns. In communication, you try to avoid open conflicts and prefer to stay away from aggressive people. Not being a person of the system, you often do not fit into the generally accepted framework of behavior and appearance. Love to change your appearance usually, but the main distinguishing feature is invariably pronounced lips, both in women and men.
It should be noted that the examples given here of the location of the Ascendant in the horoscopes of famous people show only a general idea of the personality of a person, his character, and his appearance. A complete and more accurate picture of a particular person's life can only be drawn up based on all the data of the heavenly bodies reflected in the horoscope.
It turns out that each sign of the Zodiac has its own "patron" with brilliant edges and mesmerizing color depth. Want to experience its magic for yourself? Then trust the magical properties of emerald, chrysolite, opal, and other stones, which were known in ancient times.
It is interesting that such a “medal”, as usual, has a downside: a stone that does not suit your sign is not advised by astrologers to wear. The probability that it "does not take root" is too high, although knowledgeable people say that in this matter it is necessary to rely on, first of all, on intuition. In order not to tempt fate, read the generally accepted recommendations for choosing your precious "protector" and get on the path of positive changes in your life!
Why does each zodiac sign have several stones?
For each sign of the zodiac, indeed, many different natural stones are suitable. Their peculiarity is such that various stones, upon contact with representatives of various signs of the horoscope, activate certain properties. That is, the same stone can bring confidence to one zodiac sign, health to another, and a calming effect to a third. Therefore, ideally, acquire several amulets that will help in various life situations.
Is it possible to wear a stone of the zodiac sign every day?
Of course, if you have chosen a stone according to your zodiac sign, then you want to wear it every day. But the amulet can get tired, accumulate negativity in itself. In this case, be sure to let him rest. We have already written about how to clean the stone above. It is good to wear stones depending on the situation. For example, if you are in a stressful situation and need to calm down, wear a stone of your sign, which is responsible for calm and harmony. If, on the contrary, you need to be active and self-confident, then put on a talisman that brings success and confidence to your zodiac sign.
Stones for each zodiac sign
Aries (March 21 - April 20): Ruby
For the impulsive Aries, red, the color of passion, is like second nature. That is why the ruby is an unconditional recommendation for a representative of this fire sign. Ruby is a stone of winners, but it will bring good luck only to those whose thoughts are pure from evil. The magic of a ruby will help its owner achieve the desired goal, comprehend happiness in love and avoid serious danger: they say that when it approaches, the stone begins to change its color. In addition, you should trust the ruby if you are disturbed by disturbing dreams and spiritual anguish: it is a natural restorer of lost strength. Ruby is also believed to be an excellent healer: it has a positive effect on heart ailments and hypertension.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21): Emerald
Emerald embodies wisdom and insight - the latter is often lacking in stubborn Taurus. This stone balances the nature of Taurus, gives him the joy of life and develops natural talents. You just need to remember that the noble green stone is looking for a friend to match. The magic of the emerald is very strong: if it falls into the hands of an evil person, it instantly turns into his enemy. But the one who has good in his soul promises love - it is believed that its color becomes brighter if its owner is in love, and if the oath of allegiance is broken, the emerald can crack. The "green" stone restrains the bad habits of Taurus and pacifies the ardent temper. In addition, emerald is a stone of science: it improves memory and stimulates interest in research.
Gemini (May 22 - June 21): Topaz
It is sometimes difficult for such multifaceted natures as Gemini to find balance in life. Topaz can be an ideal amulet for them, the main thing is to find the one to which the soul lies. A truly “your” stone will relieve negative thoughts, dispel longing and reduce the likelihood of dangerous adventures. Transparent colored topaz has a beneficial effect on the emotional background of Gemini and relieves stress. The healing power of topaz is said to be to boost the immune system and speed up the fight against infections in the body. Topaz is a stone of thinkers: it develops intellectual abilities and gives enlightenment. Gemini women will double their beauty with this stone, men will learn wisdom.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22): Moonstone
Mysterious Cancers in the company often act as everyone's favorites, and alone with themselves they are immersed in thoughts about everything that exists. They are patronized by the Moon and its precious piece - the moonstone. Cancers, subject to mood swings, use it to stabilize emotions and reduce stress. It is believed that the moonstone suppresses nervous disorders; especially its effect is enhanced if it is in a silver frame. It is also a powerful love talisman: if you are looking for your love, its magical power will help force its appearance in your life and in general become more attractive to the opposite sex.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Diamond
Leo's best friends are diamonds. Leo loves attention, and a diamond, like nothing else, is able to give him the desired glory. He strengthens the influence of Leo in society and endows him with unshakable self-confidence. In ancient times, a truly miraculous power was attributed to diamonds (diamonds): it was believed that it protects the owner from danger, physical damage and dark magic. There is an opinion that diamonds help to control anger. Diamonds were worn as a talisman by Julius Caesar, Louis IV and Napoleon. Today, these stones still attract successful business deals and strengthen love ties.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Chrysolite
Virgo is the best friend, mother and wife, but sometimes she is too categorical. The talisman of this sophisticated but assertive woman is chrysolite, which will help to avoid excessive vehemence and directness in judgments. This beautiful stone of an unusual light emerald hue is a powerful amulet that protects the owner from troubles and ailments. It is also said that chrysolite frightens fire: it reduces the likelihood of fire and burns. He also carefully preserves the family hearth, protects the love of spouses from evil influences and minimizes the likelihood of quarrels. For Virgo, who is constantly striving for new knowledge, it will also be useful that chrysolite develops the mind and facilitates the assimilation of new information.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Opal
For changeable Libra, a stone is needed that would put their two "bowls" on the same level. Their balance will be provided by opal - a “rainbow stone”, corresponding to the palette of feelings and emotions experienced by each representative of this air sign. Opal neutralizes manifestations of laziness and passivity, helps to become more resolute and firm, relieves suspiciousness and depressive thoughts. He transforms any negative energy of Libra into creative, and also helps them fight addictions. Opal makes Libra extraordinarily lucky in any field, however, its magical power still has one “but” - the owner of the stone must independently get rid of all bad thoughts and intentions before wearing it, otherwise the effect of it will be diametrically opposite.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Garnet
The garnet, the stone-mascot of Scorpio, has as many varieties as the faces of the character of the representatives of this sign. The color of this semi-precious stone varies from burgundy to yellow, and Scorpio is invited to choose "his" stone. Garnet enhances the natural charisma of Scorpio and attracts to him people who can be useful to this sign in the implementation of his plans. This is a stone of "pure intention": it holds the bonds of love and friendship, if the feelings of its owner are genuine. Garnet is extremely supportive of lovers. According to ancient beliefs, the purple stone cures migraines, lowers the temperature and heals a sore throat. With incessant "friendship" with pomegranate, Scorpio feels a surge of strength and is always in a great mood.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20): Turquoise
Turquoise is one of the most powerful talismans for Sagittarius. The Persian word "firuza", from which the name of the stone comes, speaks for itself: in translation - "stone of happiness." The ancients believed that turquoise brings incredible success in business and a good cash flow. Ambitious Sagittarians should remember that they will have to rely on their own strengths, but turquoise jewelry will “help” adjust everything so that circumstances play into their hands. A strong energetic, turquoise stone builds reliable protection around its owner, protecting him from negative events. It is useful for Sagittarius to consider his talisman stone: it is believed that this “charges” him with positive energy. Enamored Sagittarians with the help of turquoise double their charms.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Onyx
Strong-willed Capricorns are advised by astrologers to take a closer look at onyx, which is called nothing more than a “stone of leaders”. The magical abilities of onyx turn Capricorn into a cunning strategist whose foresight will play into his hands in business matters. They say that such a magic stone makes Capricorn practically invincible, and his opponents, on the contrary, become more vulnerable: Capricorn, “armed” with onyx, can foresee their future moves. A charm with this stone protects its owner from misfortunes and "unpleasant surprises" of Fate, has a beneficial effect on the heart system and improves sleep. In addition, onyx helps Capricorn to have a happy personal life and successfully marry / marry.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 17): Amethyst
Aquarians are extraordinary natures, and they need an appropriate talisman. Choose amethyst - a beautiful stone with a whole galaxy of magical properties. He gives fidget-Aquarius attentiveness, insight and purposefulness. As a healer, it drives away insomnia and restores energy wasted during the working day. Interestingly, according to popular belief, amethyst is one of the most powerful "antidotes" for evil witchcraft. Amethyst has one absolutely amazing ability: it eliminates the breakdown and "picks up" after losses, forcing Aquarius to fight until complete victory. It is said that if amethyst is applied to the forehead, it helps to relieve headaches. This amazing talisman stone also stimulates creativity and reduces nervousness.
Pisces (February 18 - March 20): Pearls
Dreamy Pisces, when choosing a talisman, is advised to take a closer look at the snow-white pearls - a real treasure of nature. Jewelry with pearls gives its owner fidelity in love and happiness in family life, because this stone has long been considered the patron saint of lovers. Knowledgeable people say that a pearl ring can protect Pisces from robbers and dishonest people. If the pearl darkens, it warns that you need to be more careful about your health. If it literally "shines" - Pisces will be prosperous and prosperous. Pearls can multiply goodness and prosperity in the life of representatives of this water sign, as well as develop their intuition, which allows Pisces to give the most correct advice to loved ones.
How can you test your feelings with a stone?
There is one interesting way to test the feelings of your lover. Ask him to give you a ring with a stone for your zodiac sign. For example, a turquoise ring is suitable for Taurus. After that, wear the gift as often as possible. And, if suddenly something happens to the ring, it may mean that the beloved has cooled off towards you.
How to wear the stones of your sign?
Naturally, the most common way is in the form of decoration. It is very convenient, besides, you can not be afraid to look stupid, as in the case of carrying a solid stone just in your pocket.
If the stone is chosen as a way to treat an illness, then it is better to wear it closer to the affected area. If a stone is needed to attract wealth, then it is recommended to wear it in the form of a ring on the right hand. For fertility, it is best to wear long pearl beads.
The concept of constellations used in modern astronomy and adopted in 1922 in Rome by the decision of the First General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, is based on the division of the celestial sphere into sections of arbitrary irregular shape. While the sign of the zodiac is equal sectors of the celestial sphere, with vertices at the poles of the ecliptic and based on segments of the ecliptic 1/12 of a full circle in size, and in the tropical zodiac - shifted by about 21 ° (overlapping the previous constellation). Therefore, the modern astronomical system of constellations has nothing to do with the astrological tradition of dividing the ecliptic into 12 parts.
Interesting facts about Zodiac Signs
The names of the signs come from the names of the twelve corresponding zodiac constellations in which the Sun alternately resides in its annual movement. The signs of the zodiac, which are the main element of astrology, have only historical significance for modern astronomy.
What is a Zodiac Sign, and How Does it Relate to Personality?
The zodiac signs are the designations of 12 constellations located along the ecliptic. The names of the animals call them. Astrologers use the Gregorian calendar (or tropical year) to determine the sign. Therefore, due to the precession of the earth's axis, the symptoms of the zodiac shift relative to the Sun in the zodiac constellations, thereby forming astrological eras. Capricorns belong to the water element, like fish to the earth.
At least the birth season shows business stars, which was statistically associated with several personality traits, making it possible to use zodiac signs for a rough assessment of personal qualities.
"Psychologists often want to dispel those patterns that astrologers often talk about, but seasonal effects do seem to exist, and we have yet to explain them. I'm not saying that they are associated with celestial bodies. I just think that the signs of the zodiac are convenient to remember these patterns for ordinary people,” said Mark Hamilton (Mark Hamilton) from the University of Connecticut (USA).
Hamilton came to this paradoxical conclusion by studying the personality and character traits of three hundred stars of show business, politics, science, and literature and comparing the data obtained with their birth.
As it turned out, the dates of birth of the luminaries of science, art, and politics were not randomly scattered around the calendar. Still, they were grouped around certain months of the year and signs of the zodiac.
In general, most celebrities were born in the so-called "wet" months of the astrological calendar - the period from December to March, as well as under those signs of the zodiac that are associated with perseverance and extroversion (the so-called "bright" and "fixed" signs).
The most prominent personality traits you can expect from each zodiac sign
People born under this constellation don't know what it's like to give up. They always know what they want and are ready to go to get what they want. Therefore, they are often chosen as leaders and dream of being just like them.
Representatives of this sign can always be trusted. They treat others with understanding, have angelic patience, and never betray. Smart, honest and robust, Taurus is ready to help loved ones in any situation.
Gemini: communication skills
They can find a common language with anyone, and when people are not around, they are happy to talk with cats. Geminis are incredibly flexible and adapt to any situation without much loss.
Cancers are the real altruists. They are simply unable to leave someone in trouble and strive to help others even in the most challenging situation. And these people also feel pleased when they manage to inspire someone to accomplish something.
They do their work with such enthusiasm, have fun and just live that they infect others with their thirst for life. It is people born under the sign of Leo. They often become real muses and inspirers for many talented people and are happy to be creative.
These people are always in control. And although at first glance they sometimes seem like big bores, in fact, next to such people it is very calm. After all, they are always ready to help you, suggest a non-standard solution to your problem, and support you.
These cheerful and attractive people live in the same breath. They do not think about what is good or bad but simply enjoy life. Even if you just met, Libra can become a great friend and companion to you.
If they start something, they will finish it. The hard work and perseverance of Scorpio can be envied. And they are also distinguished by an incredible passion, which is very attractive to everyone around them. They sincerely believe in their beliefs.
These people never stand still and are always ready to break into any adventure. They love to travel and always try to take as many people as possible.
Capricorn always knows what he is doing and feels comfortable in literally any company. These people are attracted to all who deal with them. You can rely on him in a problematic situation or take him with you to a party - in both cases. He will show his best side.
Aquarius: love of freedom
They are funny and do not limit themselves or others at all. Aquarians will gladly support an idea, no matter how crazy it may seem. Their main life rule is that one must live as long as one lives.
They will always listen to you, even if no one else wants to. Real altruists, Pisces are very humane and friendly. And representatives of this sign do not tolerate when someone is offended and always try to restore justice.
The best pieces of advice for each zodiac sign to improve your life
Live now - do not wait for the right moment to achieve your goals because they may never come. Better enjoy the moment. Do not be afraid of anything. Most of our fears do not come true or turn out to be not scary at all. Close ones are the most important thing. Appreciate them. Do not live in debt - it deprives you of freedom.
When taking care of your children, do not overdo it - they have to live their own lives: the fewer things, the more freedom. Buy only what you need. Do not be afraid to make mistakes - trial and error is the key to success. Learn to learn from your mistakes. Have fun more often - who knows if you will have such an opportunity later.
Live every day to the fullest - remember. There are a limited number of them in our life. Friendship also needs to be worked on. The main thing in life is experience and impressions. If you favor a new fur coat or a trip to another country, feel free to choose the latter. Anger is an emotion that oppresses us, so it is better to refuse it.
Vulnerability is not as bad as it seems. Thanks to this, people will trust you - answer them the same. Don't pretend to be someone else - always be yourself. Pretense is always repulsive. Go in for sports - it will make you stronger physically and spiritually. Let go of grievances - they hurt both you and the one who offended you.
Passion for something makes life so much more beautiful. Traveling is a great way to change yourself, get new emotions and become better. Remember that you are not always suitable - there will always be someone more intelligent than us. Any problem is not eternal - everything passes in life, and time knows how to heal spiritual wounds.
Set goals for yourself - life without them is very dull. Decide what is most important to you and focus on it. Sometimes the risk is the path to something more. Change often changes our lives for the better - don't resist it.
There is no need to try to control loved ones - let them do as they see fit. Treat your body with love and respect. Touch is a natural gift that can heal a person, improve their well-being and increase self-confidence. Use this more. Whatever situation happens in your life, remember that you can always deal with it.
Gratitude is capable of many things - it makes better both the one who thanks and the one to whom the appreciation applies. Listen to your intuition based on your experience and life position. Do not be narcissistic, but never forget about yourself. Remember, you are the most critical person in your life. Be honest with yourself - this is the path to freedom.
Perfection never leads to anything good but makes your life gray. All our imperfections are what create our uniqueness. To find your goal - act because water does not flow under a lying stone. Small things matter too, and all significant victories are made up of small ones. Constantly learn something new - this will keep you in good shape.
The best way to stop being afraid of old age is to enjoy life. People in marriage often change - remember this so that you can not be taken by surprise. It is pointless to worry about something - it is better to use these forces to solve the problem. Innuendo from the past can interfere with your real-life - solve them yourself.
Simplicity is the path to excellence. Don't make life difficult for yourself. Always do your job well if you want to achieve something. It's never too late - they're just excuses for not trying. To get rid of longing - act. This is the best cure for procrastination.
Always do what you like and strive for what you want to achieve. Throw aside prejudice - do not become attached to the opinion of society. Words matter, too - so think before you say anything. Love is the solution to any problem and the answer to any question, the main driving force of this world. Love, share your love, and receive it in return. Use your zodiac signs' personality traits as a guide for better life choices
We finally celebrated the new 2022 year. Astronomers say that we will have at least 5 unmissable events that you have to watch in 2022 in terms of stargazing. The coming year offers many heavenly delights for those who observe the sky. We will have, including two months of bleeding, partial solar eclipses and several planetary encounters.
The year 2022 is full of astrological events
In 2022, the night sky promises to be full of cosmic wonders. The total lunar eclipses, nicknamed the "Bloody Moon" for the intense red hue that the Moon takes when bathed in the shadow of the Earth, will be visible to billions of people.
Shining stars will pass through the sky without the bright moon drowning out the light. And sky observers can watch a cluster of five of the brightest neighboring planets, all visible to the naked eye.
Under the right conditions, distant Uranus could even join the other five visible planets, being seen as a small point of green light in the sky. Here is an overview of some of the most spectacular celestial phenomena worth circling in your calendar for next year.
On January 3 and 4, a rain of Quadrantid meteorites reaches its peak
For viewers in the northern hemisphere, the first major meteor shower in 2022, Quadrantidele, peaked on the night of January 3 and in the early hours of the morning of January 4. The thin, crescent-shaped moon will set early in the evening, leaving a dark sky ideal during peak hours between midnight and dawn.
This New Year's rain is known to produce brighter-than-average shooting stars, with 25 to 100 visible meteors per hour, depending on local light pollution.
Quadrantids take their name from the former constellation Quadrans Muralis, and the flaming space rocks appear to radiate from the northeast of the sky, right next to the handle of the Great Chariot.
Like all meteor showers, the best way to see as many shooting stars as possible is to find a place to watch away from the city lights and wait about 20 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness of the sun. at the end of the night or before dawn.
Between March 24 and April 5, 2022, Venus, Mars and Saturn in a planetary dance
From late March to early April, those who wake up early in both hemispheres will be able to see some of the brightest neighboring planets performing a majestic celestial ballet.
Look at the low sky in the southeast about an hour before the local sunrise to catch Venus, Mars and Saturn grouped in a tight triangular group. On March 27 and 28, the rising moon will pass the planetary party.
Observers of the sky watching the planets from one morning to the next will notice that their positions will change. The planets will form a triangle that will change its angles until after April 1, when the trio will appear in a straight line.
In early April, you can also see how Saturn will approach Mars until the two appear next to each other between April 3 and 5. The two planets will appear closest on April 4, when they will be separated by only half a degree of arc, equal to the width of the full moon.
On April 30 we will have the first partial solar eclipse
Two partial solar eclipses, when the Moon blocks part of the solar disk in the sky, will occur in 2022. The first will be visible in southern South America, parts of Antarctica and parts of the Pacific and Southern Oceans.
On April 30, the Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, the maximum eclipse will take place at 20:41 UT, when up to 64% of the solar disk will be covered by the Moon. To see the largest magnitude of the eclipse, spectators will have to be positioned in the southern ocean, west of the Antarctic Peninsula.
However, those who watch the eclipse in the southernmost parts of Chile and Argentina will be able to see about 60 percent of the sun covered by the moon.
Goggles are needed to safely see all phases of a partial solar eclipse. Even though the sun may not appear as bright in the sky, looking directly at it can seriously hurt your eyes, so if you plan to see the eclipse on April 30, be sure to wear goggles that meet international safety standards.
On October 25, the second partial solar eclipse
On October 25, the Moon will bite from the Sun, when a partial eclipse of the Sun will cover the sky in most of Europe and the Middle East, as well as parts of West Asia, North Africa and Greenland.
Similar to the April 30 partial eclipse, this October event will take place when the Moon partially blocks the solar disk, as seen from Earth. Up to 86% of the sun will be covered for spectators in parts of Eurasia.
The moon's silhouette will begin to block some of the sun at 8:58 UT, and the maximum eclipse will occur at 11:00 UT. People in North and South America will not be lucky in this eclipse, because the partial solar eclipse will take place during the night in America.
The next solar eclipse for those looking at the sky west of the Atlantic will take place only on October 14, 2023, when an annular eclipse, or "ring of fire", will be visible.
On November 7th and 8th we will have a total lunar eclipse
Residents of North and South America, Australia, Asia and parts of Europe will have the opportunity to watch the red moon for the second time in 2022, when a total lunar eclipse will occur during the night of November 7 and 8.
In the western United States and Canada, in eastern Russia, in New Zealand, and in parts of eastern Australia, those looking at the sky will have the opportunity to see the entire eclipse unfold.
Meanwhile, eastern North America and most of South America will be able to watch partial phases of the eclipse as the moon sets in the west.
The moon will begin to darken along its edge on November 8 at 3:03 a.m. PT, and then its entire disk will plunge into the deepest central portion of the Earth's shadow at 2:59 a.m. PT. The eclipse will end at 3:41 a.m. PT, ending another wonderful year of stargazing, according to National Geographic.
The year 2022, a year of astronomical spectacle. The important thing is to have luck and clear skies so that we can see them in all their splendor.
Let’s look back at the most beautiful lunar eclipses in history.
The longest partial lunar eclipse of 2021
The longest partial lunar eclipse in the last 580 years occurred in 2021. The spectacular phenomenon, also called the "Blood Moon" due to the reddish light surrounding the Moon, was visible throughout North America as well as in some parts of the world. South America, East Australia and Northeast Asia.
The whole event lasted just over six hours, and the Moon spent three hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds passing through the darkest part of the Earth's shadow. It was the longest partial lunar eclipse since 1440, according to NASA.
The eclipse, at its peak with 99.1% of the visible surface of the moon covered (Friday 09:03 GMT), was also visible by part of Northeast Asia, Polynesia and eastern Australia, but not from Europe or Africa.
Total lunar eclipse of 2019
Residents of much of Europe, West Africa, the Americas, and some parts of Asia were admiring a total lunar eclipse in clear skies.
It was the last such phenomenon that occurred before 2022.
For Europeans and Africans, the total eclipse occurred at the end of the night, shortly before sunrise. The eclipse was less visible in the eastern part of the two continents, due to the appearance of dawn.
For North and South Americans, the eclipse was visible in its early or midnight.
The full moon was in the shadow of the Earth from 03:34 GMT to 06:51 GMT.
During the first hour of this interval, it was gradually "blocked" from the left. The eclipse was total for one hour, starting at 04:41 GMT, according to NASA's timeframes.
The total phase of the eclipse was about three quarters of an hour shorter than that of the great eclipse of July 2018, which remained the longest in the 21st century.
During the total eclipse, the Moon was not visible, but appeared red in the night sky, as it happens during all total eclipses.
This coloration was due to the fact that the sun's rays no longer touched it directly. Instead, a small portion of the red rays of the light spectrum was filtered by the Earth's atmosphere and refracted to the moon (blue rays diverge outward), the same phenomenon that colors the sunrises and sunsets seen from Earth in red.
Total lunar eclipse of 2018
The lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018 was the second lunar eclipse of 2018. It was the second total eclipse, out of a series of three, which occurred at an interval of about six months. There was also a total central eclipse, with the Moon passing through the center of the Earth's shadow. It was the first central lunar eclipse since June 15, 2011.
Because it occurred when the Moon was nearing its peak, this eclipse was the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, with a total phase of almost 103 minutes.
Eclipse of July 27, 2018. Friday night to Saturday was a unique astronomical event of this century. A total lunar eclipse took place on July 27, 2018, which was the longest in the 21st century.
Also called the "Blood Moon", the lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018 was the second total lunar eclipse that year and the third in a series of total eclipses that occur between 2017 and 2019.
In total, the astral phenomenon from the night of July 27 to 28 lasted 374 minutes, respectively 6 hours and 16 minutes. The Moon was in the shadow of our planet for 3 hours and 56 minutes.
The totality of the lunar eclipse of July 27, 2018 lasted 103 minutes, being the longest in the century 2000-2100, but with a small difference from the eclipses of June 26, 2029 and July 7, 2047, which will have totalities lasting 102 minutes.
Lunar eclipse through the twilight of 2016
On March 23, was the first lunar eclipse in the twilight of 2016. The eclipse coincided with another spectacular astronomical phenomenon. The lunar eclipse began on Wednesday.
The astronomical phenomenon was visible only for a few minutes in Asia, Australia, North America, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica, because at that time, the Earth was between the Moon and the Sun and the shadow. The earth covered the lunar disk in a proportion of 77.5%.
A full astronomical phenomenon took place in the full moon eclipse through the penumbra. Jupiter was much brighter than usual, and after the moon was closest to the moon, it was looking like a big star, shining right next to the full moon, slightly dimmed. Jupiter was at its maximum brightness (apparent magnitude of -2.5), while the full moon, even during the eclipse, was still extremely bright, with a magnitude of -12.4.
Total lunar eclipse from 2010
The total lunar eclipse was the second that year after the partial eclipse of June 26, 2010.
In Europe, the beginning of the lunar eclipse was visible before sunrise only in the Scandinavian Peninsula.
This was the first lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the winter solstice in 1638. The next such lunar eclipse will occur in 2094.
The previous total lunar eclipse occurred almost two years ago, on February 21, 2008.
2011 began with a partial solar eclipse on January 4, followed by two more total lunar eclipses on June 15, 2011 and December 10, 2011.
The moment of totality is spectacular because the Moon had shades of orange-red-brick. The disc was not colored and evenly lit, the part closer to the center of the shadow was darker (the bottom of the disc).