Nights on Earth 2022
is a 12-month calendar and stargazer's guide
to the night sky, from astro-landscape photographer Phil Mosby
. As much an Almanac as it is a traditional wall calendar, Nights on Earth
contains a plethora of interesting space and astronomy-related facts and data points accompanied by 13
photos from Mosby's collection. Meticulously researched and gorgeously printed on heavy paper stock, Nights on Earth
is a unique, interesting, and functional gift for any space, science, nature, or photography lover!
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Each month includes a wealth of astronomical information, including:
- Monthly planetary visibility, best viewing times & directions
- Monthly Milky Way visibility, best viewing times & directions
- Astronomical events including solstices, equinoxes, moon-planet conjunctions, meteor showers, eclipses, planets at greatest elongation & opposition, & more!
- Daily Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, & Moonset times
- Daily moon-phase indicator icon, with new & full moons prominently indicated
- Darkest days of the month, when the moon rises very late or sets early, are indicated with a blue, starry background
This IS the night sky calendar you're looking for!
Holy cow! This is one beautiful piece of form and function! Every page is elegantly laid out with gorgeous imagery and loads of useful night sky condition information! All calendars have moon phases, but this one clearly and conveniently indicates a waning moon with a clever dark sky graphic on the appropriate days, making optimal dark sky viewing sessions easy to plan at a simple glance! Very cool! 😎 Upon closer inspection there is sun & moon, rise & set times for everyday. Meteor showers, conjunctions, and eclipses all there. Even planet AND Milky Way visabilty! Whoa! Creator really went above and beyond with this one! Maybe too much so as it continues FULLY ILLUSTRATED into first quarter of 2022! You really get more than your money's worth on this one. Only reservation I have would be I wish it were a little bigger, maybe 14x14". Text is a bit small and hard to read for us older folk and images really deserve to be that much more showcased. Really hope this calendar series continues because it's my new go to! Great job, Phil Mosby. You are a rock Star!
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Amazon User, 1/1/2021
The pictures in this calendar are works of art
You don't have to be an astronomy fan to enjoy this calendar. Every single photo is amazing. If you do want to know what there is to see in the night sky that can be answered by this calendar too. I highly recommend this for yourself and it also makes a great gift.
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Amazon User, 11/2/2020
Awesome & Perfect gift!
These calendars are beautiful and educational! They have a ton of info about star gazing, but also artistically captures the night sky and Tahoe landscape—seriously, what could be better? I have several pieces from this artist, but having a calendar is like having a new piece of art each month. This year all my family members are getting one for x-mas!
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Amazon User, 11/16/2020
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This calendar focuses on astronomical events that can be viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. The times & dates of astronomical events in this calendar are estimates, based off of the location of 39.0968° N, 120.0324° W (Lake Tahoe) and all times given are in Pacific Time (GMT-8) with adherence to DST changes (GMT-7 Mar 13 - Nov 5, 2022).
In most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, the local timing of most events will be roughy correct (depending how far North or South of 39.0968° N you are, among other factors); however, it is recommended to use this calendar only as a general guide of when in the month/year astronomical events are taking place, and then use an astronomical phone app, an ephemeris, or one of the websites from the credits below, to further research the events and plan your viewing.
A brief summary of the general visibility of the planets of our solar system as well as the Milky Way for each month of the year.
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The creation of this calendar was only possible because of the vast amount of Astronomical information generated, calculated, analyzed, and freely distributed online by a host of awesome websites (and the equally awesome people who run them). The sites I leaned on most heavily in gathering and verifying data for this calendar (and that I use for my own daily research relating to my astro-landscape photography) are:
The Star Walk 2 Android App
Consult these excellent resources to learn more about all of the astronomical events listed in this calendar and to find out the timing of astronomical events specific to your exact location on earth.