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Moon phase on 23 April 2022 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | April 2022

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

Last Quarter 50% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 50% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 April 2022 at 11:56 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1908".

Flower Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2022 after 22 days on 16 May 2022 at 04:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 30 April 2022 at 20:28
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 9 May 2022 at 00:21
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 16 May 2022 at 04:14
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 22 May 2022 at 18:43

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 275 / 1228

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 275 of Meeus index or 1228 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 275 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 4 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 276 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 20 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 43 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠89.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠89.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠126°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 19 April 2022 at 15:16 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 May 2022 at 12:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 366 152 km

Moon is 366 152 km (227 516 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 287 km (251 834 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 18 April 2022 at 14:01 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 May 2022 at 19:53 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 21 April 2022 at 17:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.937°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.967° in the next northern standstill on 5 May 2022 at 15:55 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 30 April 2022 at 20:28 in ♉ Taurus, 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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