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2022 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2022

Ab urbe condita 2775
Armenian calendar 1471
Bahá'í calendar 178 – 179
Buddhist calendar 2566
Coptic calendar 1738 – 1739
Ethiopian calendar 2014 – 2015
Hebrew calendar 5782 5783
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2077 – 2078
 - Shaka Samvat 1944 – 1945
 - Kali Yuga 5123 – 5124
Holocene calendar 12022
Iranian calendar 1400 – 1401
Islamic calendar 1443 – 1444
Japanese calendar Heisei 34

(平成 34年)

 - Imperial Year Kōki 2682
Julian calendar 2067
Korean calendar 4355
Thai solar calendar 2565
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2022 (MMXXII ) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2022nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 22nd year of the 3rd millennium, the 22nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2020s decade.

Predicted and scheduled events[]

  • February 420 – The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China. Beijing will be the first city ever to host both Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics.
  • February 6Queen Elizabeth II, if still reigning, will reach 70 years on the throne, marking her platinum jubilee, the first British monarch ever to reach such a milestone.
  • JuneSpaceX founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk plans to send the first BFR spaceship to Mars, paving the way to colonization.[1][2]
  • November 21December 18 – The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Qatar.[3], to avoid the summer heat between May and September and also avoid clashing with the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.

Date unknown[]

  • Germany plans to phase out the last of its nuclear power plants.[4]
  • 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann will possibly cause a meteor shower.[5]
  • ESA's Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer is scheduled to be launched.[6]
  • A collision of the contact binary star system KIC 9832227 will result in a luminous red nova, briefly creating one of the brightest objects in the night sky.[7]
  • Romania could join the eurozone. The target date has been set by Foreign Minister Teodor Meleșcanu.[8]

In fiction[]

  • 21st century in fiction