Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 21st century · 22nd century · 23rd century
Decades: 2100s 2110s 2120s 2130s 2140s
2150s 2160s 2170s 2180s 2190s

The 22nd century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 21012200 of the Gregorian calendar.

Astronomical predictions for the 22nd century[]

  • There will be 239 lunar eclipses; see [1].
  • A total solar eclipse exceeding 7 minutes of totality will occur on June 25, 2150 [2]. This will be the first time this has happened in 177 years; the last one occurred on June 30, 1973 [3] when the Concorde prototype followed the totality spot during 73 minutes. But eclipse fans of this epoch will not have to wait nearly so long for it to happen again: on July 5, 2168 [4] an eclipse with 7 min 26 s of totality will occur. And on July 16, 2186 [5] an eclipse of 7 min 29 s (close to the theoretical maximum) will occur. This is predicted to be the longest eclipse during the 8,000 year period from 3000 BC to AD 5000 (eclipse predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC.DEPP). All three long-duration eclipses are a part of the same Saros series, Saros 139.
  • August, 2113: First time Pluto reaches Aphelion since its discovery.
  • December 11, 2117: Transit of Venus
  • 2123: Triple conjunction Mars-Jupiter
  • September 14, 2123: At 15:28 UTC, Venus will occult Jupiter
  • December 8, 2125: Transit of Venus
  • July 29, 2126: At 16:08 UTC, Mercury will occult Mars
  • March 10, 2130: At 07:32 UTC, Sun will pass through solar system barycenter
  • December 3, 2133: At 14:14 UTC, Mercury will occult Venus
  • 2134: Comet Halley will return to the inner solar system
  • 2148: Triple conjunction Mars-Saturn
  • 2170: Triple conjunction Mars-Jupiter
  • Given that Pluto's orbit is approximately 248 Earth years, the year 2178 will mark the first Plutonian anniversary of the dwarf planet's discovery.
  • 2185: Triple conjunction Mars-Saturn
  • 2187: Triple conjunction Mars-Saturn
  • September 2, 2197: Venus will occult Spica (last occultation of Spica by Venus was on November 10, 1783)

Science predictions[]

Science fiction set in the 22nd century[]

Literature (novels, short stories, comics)[]

Television and film[]

Video games[]


  • Reich Star An RPG which takes place in 2134, it was published by Simon Bell and Ken Richardson (1991) under the name of "Creative Encounters"
  • 22nd Century is also an Alternative Punk Rock band from Vancouver, Canada.
  • 2112, an album by Rush about a man living in a dystopic society.
  • 2113 is name of the hidden track on Coheed & Cambria's In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
  • FAT file systems support dates up to December 31, 2107.
  • The final scenes of The Timekeeper, a former ride at Disneyland parks, were set in Paris, 2189.
  • A New York restaurant is named Mars 2112.

Decades and Years[]

External links[]

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