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Moon phase on 8 June 2022 Wednesday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | June 2022

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

First Quarter 59% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 June 2022 at 14:48 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2022 after 5 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2022 at 11:52
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2022 at 03:11
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2022 at 02:52
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2022 at 02:14

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 277 / 1230

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 277 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 278 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.8°. 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 apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 386 209 km

Moon is 386 209 km (239 979 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 434 km (222 099 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 29 May 2022 at 02:33 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 1 June 2022 at 22:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.943°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.924° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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