23rd century

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(22nd century - 23rd century - 24th century - other centuries)

The 23rd century (Gregorian Calendar) comprises the years 2201-2300.


Astronomical predictions for the 23rd century

  • In the early 23rd century Pluto will switch ranking with Neptune and temporarily, for about 20 years, will become the 8th planet from the sun. The last time this occurred was during 1979-1999.
  • Based upon current orbital calculations which gives it a year equivalent to 286 Earth years, in 2288, the planetoid 50000 Quaoar will have completed one complete orbit of the sun since its discovery in 2002. Similarly, the year 2252 will mark a full orbital cycle since the 2004 discovery of the planetoid 90482 Orcus, which as of 2004 had a calculated orbit of just under 248 Earth years.
  • 2221: Triple conjunction between Mars and Saturn
  • December 2nd, 2223 At 12:32 UTC Mars will occult Jupiter
  • 2238/39: Triple conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn (last triple conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn was in 1981)
  • August 12th, 2243 - At 04:52 UTC Venus will occult Saturn
  • June 11th, 2247 - Transit of Venus
  • March 4th, 2251 - At 10:52 UTC Venus will occult Uranus
  • August 1st, 2253: Mercury occults Regulus (Last occultation of Regulus by Mercury, August 13th, 364BC)
  • June 9th, 2255 - Transit of Venus
  • 2279: Triple conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn
  • October 6th, 2271: Close conjunction between Venus and Regulus, perhaps occultation of Regulus by Venus
  • On Sunday, August 28, 2287 - the distance between Mars and Earth closes toward its minimum, the closest approach of the two planets since Wednesday, August 27, 2003.
  • On Friday, February 22, 2222 at 2:22 AM and 22 seconds, the date will read: 2/22/2222 2:22:22

Religious Predictions

According to the Talmud, the world will end in the year 2240.

If the Jewish account of Creation is true and the world was created in 3761 BC, it will have been 6,000 years since then in 2239. Some people believe this is when the world will end.

Science fiction set in the 23rd century


Television and film

Star Trek

Other television and film

  • The Fifth Element (2263, the beginning is set in 1914, then shifts to "300 years later", however an alarm clock in the film shows the year as being 2263, rather than 2214)
  • Logan's Run (the movie)
  • Red Dwarf (before the accident) in which Lister states that he is "an enlightened 23rd century man" (yet earlier episodes said 21st century). Though for the most part, it is set 3 million years later.
  • Zardoz, a movie in a post-apocalyptic 23rd century
  • Babylon 5, a TV-series set in the mid 23rd century

Computer games

Decades and years


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