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2088 (MMLXXXVIII) will be a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2088th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 88th year of the 3rd millennium, the 88th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2080s decade.
Predicted and scheduled events
- Documents authored by Pope Francis from the year 2013 will be made publicly available, following a rule wherein documents stored in the Vatican Secret Archive will only be released to scholars and the public 75 years following their authorship and internment.
- October 27 - Mercury occults Jupiter for the first time since 1708, but very close to the Sun and impossible to view with the naked eye.