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Moon phase on 24 February 2022 Thursday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | February 2022

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 44% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 44% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 February 2022 at 22:32 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1938".

Worm Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2022 after 21 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 2 March 2022 at 17:35
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2022 at 10:45
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2022 at 07:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2022 at 05:37

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 273 / 1226

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 273 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 274 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠32°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠32°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠56.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 February 2022 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 672 km

Moon is 363 672 km (225 975 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 787 km (228 532 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 23 February 2022 at 06:54 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.444°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.559° in the next southern standstill on 26 February 2022 at 06:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 2 March 2022 at 17:35 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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