(21st century - 22nd century - 23rd century - other centuries)

The twenty-second century comprises the years 2101 to 2200. This is different from the century known as the twenty-one hundreds, which comprises the years 2100 to 2199.

Astronomical predictions for the 22nd century

  • September 20, 2129, Asteroid 1981 Midas will come within 0.0485 Astronomical Units distance of Earth.
  • The Earth will experience 239 lunar eclipses.
  • A total solar eclipse exceeding 7 minutes of totality will occur on June 25, 2150. This will be the first time this has happened in 177 years. But eclipse fans will not have to wait nearly so long for it to happen again - on July 5, 2168 an eclipse with 7min 26sec of totality will occur, and on July 16, 2186 an eclipse of 7min 29sec - 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 5000 AD. (Eclipse predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC.)

Science Fiction set in the 22nd century