The 22nd century of the
Common Erawill span the years 2101–2200 of the Gregorian calendar.
Astronomical predictions for the 22nd century
* There will be 239
lunar eclipses. [ [http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEcat/LE2101-2200.html Lunar Eclipses: 2101 to 2200 ] ]
* A total
solar eclipseexceeding 7 minutes of totality will occur on June 25, 2150 [ [http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/5MCSEmap/2101-2200/2150-06-25.gifSolar eclipse of June 25, 2150] ] . This will be the first time this has happened in 177 years; the last one occurred on June 30, 1973[ [http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/5MCSEmap/1901-2000/1973-06-30.gifSolar eclipse of June 30, 1973] ] 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, as on July 5, 2168 [ [http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/5MCSEmap/2101-2200/2168-07-05.gifSolar eclipse of July 5, 2168] ] an eclipse with 7 minutes and 26 seconds of totality will occur. Lastly, on July 16, 2186 [ [http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/5MCSEmap/2101-2200/2186-07-16.gifSolar eclipse of July 16, 2186] ] an eclipse of 7 minutes and 29 seconds (close to the theoretical maximum) will occur. This is predicted to be the longest eclipse during the 8,000 year period from
3000 BCto 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
Plutoreaches aphelionsince its discovery.
* December 11, 2117:
Transit of Venus.
Triple conjunction Mars- Jupiter.
* September 14, 2123: At 15:28 UTC, Venus will
* December 8, 2125: Transit of
* July 29, 2126: At 16:08 UTC, Mercury will occult
* March 10, 2130: At 07:32 UTC, Sun passes through
solar system barycenter.
* December 3, 2133: At 14:14 UTC, Mercury will occult
Comet Halleywill return to the inner solar system.
* 2148: Triple conjunction
* 2170: Triple conjunction
* 2177: "First Plutonian anniversary" of the dwarf planet's discovery, Given that
Pluto's orbit is just under 248 Earth years.
* 2185: Triple conjunction
* 2187: Triple conjunction
* September 2, 2197:
Last occultation of Spica by
Venuswas on November 10, 1783.Fact|date=September 2008
* March 17, 2160 - Unless changes are made as to when Easter can be observed, this particular March 17th will fall within
Holy Weekfor the first time since 2008and fall on the same day (Monday) as it did in that year, likely requiring the movement of the Feast of Saint Patrick's Day to another date. [cite web |url=http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=194136 |title=No St. Pat's Day Mass allowed in Holy Week |accessdate=2008-03-13 |author=Nevans-Pederson, Mary |date=2008-03-13 |work= Dubuque Telegraph Herald |publisher= Woodward Communications, Inc. ]
Science fiction set in the 22nd century
Literature (novels, short stories, comics)
Green Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Blue Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson.
Angels 2200" by Peter Haynes.
Logan's Run" by William F. Nolanand George Clayton Johnson.
The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut.
Kaleidoscope Century" by John Barnes ( frame story).
Noon Universe" created by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Rendezvous with Rama", a book by Arthur C. Clarke.
* "When Gravity Fails", a book by
George Alec Effinger.
Judge Dredd", a comic strip in "2000 AD". (Note that the earliest episodes took place in 2099, though most following stories have taken place in the 22nd century, usually 122 years after real-world publication (so a story published in the comic in 2008would take place in 2130)).
Strontium Dog", a 2000 AD story.
* "Crisis in 2140" (serialized as "Null-ABC") by
H. Beam Piperand John J. McGuire.
It's Such a Beautiful Day" by Isaac Asimovis set in 2117.
The Fun They Had" by Isaac Asimovis set in 2157.
* Sci-Fi Channel's "Mission Genesis" is set in 2157.
Doraemonis born on September 3, 2112.
Marte XXIII" by Jordi Sierra I Fabra. The characters live in a virtual Martian reality in 2227. Events actually take place in 2109.
Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Cardtakes place around 2135 AD.
Revolt in 2100" by Robert A. Heinlein.
Methuselah's Children" by Robert A. Heinleinbegins in 2136.
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls" by Robert A. Heinleinbegins in 2188.
Gradisil" by Adam Roberts.
The Outward Urge" by John Wyndham has the first successful landing on Venus in 2144.
* " [http://storiesonline.net/story/43998 A Perfect World] and [http://storiesonline.net/story/46291 Greenies] by
Invitation to the Game" by Monica Hughes takes place in 2154.
* "Solstice Butterfly" by Jerald Beltran (J.I.O,
Culture Crash) set in 2131 & 2135.
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm" by Nancy Farmer takes place in 2194.
Dirty Pair" by Haruka Takachihotakes place during 2138-2143, though most incarnations of the story place the setting at 2141.
Television and film
* The first "Alien" film takes place in 2122 according to the [http://time.absoluteavp.com/time1.html Alien Universe Timeline] . The sequels Aliens and
Alien 3both take place in 2179.
Bicentennial Man", about half the events of this movie take place here.
* Due to the time-travel nature of its stories,
Doctor Whohas taken place at various points during the 22nd century.
* The events of "
BraveStarr" take place in the 22nd century on the planet New Texas.
* The events of CLAMP's "
Chobits" take place in the 22nd century.
* The events of "
Captain Power" occur in the year 2147.
* The events of the "
Captain Video" begin in the year 2149.
Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD", a film adaptation of the second Doctor WhoTV story to feature the Daleks.
Gundam Seed", an alternate-universe version of Mobile Suit Gundam(the Cosmic Era calendar begins about 10 years after the predicted oil crashof the mid- 21st century, placing the beginning of the CE calendar sometime between 2040and 2090, the series would therefore take place sometime between 2111 and 2161).
DT Eightron", an anime set on the year 2187.
Phil of the Future", a Disney Channelseries. (The Diffys, the main characters, are from this era (2121) before they crash in 2004; theme song refers to Phil as a "22nd Century man").
Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century", an animated television series with Sherlock Holmesin a science fiction setting.
Space Battleship Yamato" was launched on October 9, 2199 on its desperate mission to save the earth in the Animeseries of the same name.
Wonderful Days", a South Korean animated science fictionfilm, takes place in the year 2142.
* "Hyperdrive", a British
sitcomfeatures the adventures of the crew of the HMS "Camden Lock" as they pursue Britain's interests in 2151.
* "" (2151–2161). The first starship capable of reaching Warp 5 is launched from Earth, leading to unprecedented exploration of space, including first contacts with the
Klingons, Andorians, and Romulans. According to this series, an area of Earth stretching from Floridato Venezuelawill be devastated by an alien attack in 2153, resulting in the death of 7 million people. "Enterprise" is decommissioned in 2161, just prior to the establishment of the United Federation of Planets.
* According to "
Star Trek", the Earth-Romulan Warwill be fought between 2156 and 2160, which results in the establishment of the United Federation of Planetsand Starfleeton October 11, 2161. "Star Trek" also predicts human colonization of Marsby 2103.
The Matrix", a science fictioncult movie, in which the protagonistNeo discovers that all what he believed was a realityis in fact computer simulation. Morpheus, another character of the movie, identifies the events of the movie as being set in the years around 2199. However, it should be noted that it was mentioned in the film " Matrix Reloaded" that the movie took place in the 6th incarnation of The Matrix. By Morpheus's estimation, then, of there being an approximate 200 year difference between the era in the Matrix and the era of the real world, with the knowledge that Neo's time is actually the 6th incarnation of the Matrix (and an estimated 200 years or so for each incarnation), that could potentially mean the year in the real world is closer to the year 3399. However, since the first and second Matrix incarnations failed, it could be safe to assume they did not last 200 years each. Thus, the current year of the real world could be anywhere between approximately 2199 and 3399. Presumably, only the Machines would know for certain.
* In "
Babylon 5", the " Foundationism" religion was started in the year 2157 and Psi Corpswas founded on April 12, 2161.
* The animated television series "
Exosquad" is apparently set in the late 2110s.
* In the TV series "Time Warp Trio", Joe, Sam, and Fred meet Jodie, Samantha, and Freddi on September 17, 2105. (Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha are Joe, Fred and Sam's great-granddaughters.)
* The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" fight future crime in the year 2105 in the
* In "A.I.", a science fiction film that is based on a short story entitled "
Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" by Brian Aldiss, the story begins sometime in the 22nd century when androids with very high levels of artificial intelligence(called mechas, short for "mechanisms," i.e. synthetic life) have become commonplace.
* The SciFi Channel series "
FTL Newsfeed" begins in the year 2142.
The Flipside of Dominick Hide" is about a time traveler from 2130 looking for his ancestor in 1980.
* "Sleeper", a
Woody Allenmovie, is set in 2173.
* Many characters from the TV series "
Red Dwarf" were born in the mid-22nd century.
* The "
Futurama" Central Bureaucracy was established in 2158.
* The events in the series "
Time Trax" begin in 2193.
* The comedy sci-fi anime series "
Martian Successor Nadesico" is set in the year 2196.
* The One Year War in the sci-fi anime series "
Mobile Suit Gundam" begins on January 3, 2124 (U.C. 0079).
* The first mobile suit in the sci-fi anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" is completed at space colony cluster Side 3 in 2118 (U.C. 0073).
WALL-E", a 2008 Pixarfilm in which a distress signal is sent from Earth to "Auto-Pilot" in 2110 saying that Earth's atmosphere is uninhabitable by any life.
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri" The United Nations Starship Unity reaches the planet Chiron in the Alpha Centauri System in 2101; A.D. dates are kept, but called "Mission Years" (M.Y.).
Warzone 2100" the nuclear fallout for Warzone begins in 2099ending in 2100.
* "Doom", the events of the computer game series take place in the 22nd century.
Zero Wing" (of " All Your Base" fame), "war was beginning" in the year 2101.
Mach Rider" a Nintendo Entertainment Systemgame that is set in 2112.
Front Mission 3" takes place in 2112. Additionally, this is when the People's Republic of Da Han Zhong forms out of China.
System Shock 2" is set on July 12, 2114.
* "Mega Man X Series", takes place during 21XX (starting at 2114 or later).
Overblood 2" takes place in the year 2115.
Wipeout 3" takes place in the year 2116.
* "" takes place in the year 2127.
Alien Legacy", the launch of the Seedship UNS "Calypso" takes place in 2119; the launch of "Tantalus" takes place in 2135.
Battlefield 2142" is a computer game based around a war beginning in the year 2139. It also predicts that a new ice agewill begin in 2106. Its expansion pack Northern Strike is set in 2145.
Doom 3", The events at the UAC Base on Marsoccur in the year 2145.
Earth 2150", The Earth is destroyed at the end of the year 2150.
* "Aliens vs. Predator" series events take place in 2154.
* "" begins on February 17, 2155.
Wipeout Fusiontakes place in the year 2160.
* "Fallout" begins in 2161.
Zone of the Enders" series, takes place from 2167 to 2174.
* "Starcross" takes place in 2186.
Traffic Department 2192" takes place in 2192.
Wipeout Pure" takes place in the year 2197.
Mass Effect" takes place in the year 2183.
* "" takes place in the 22nd century.
* "Mission Critical" video game by
Legend Entertainmentis set in 2134.
Solar Striker, a scrolling shooter for the Game Boyis set in the year 2159.
Reich Star" A table-top RPG which takes place in 2134, it was published by Simon Bell and Ken Richardson (1991) under the name of "Creative Encounters".
* "2112", the title track of the album of the same name by Rush about a man living in a
* 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.
Decades and Years
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