Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 22 June 2022 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | June 2022

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 21 June 2022 at 03:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1853"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 21 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2022 at 02:52
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2022 at 02:14
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2022 at 18:37
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 20 July 2022 at 14:18

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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

7 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 386 860 km

Moon is 386 860 km (240 384 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 581 km (252 638 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

24 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 northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.924°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.900° in the next northern standstill on 29 June 2022 at 04:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 29 June 2022 at 02:52 in ♋ Cancer, 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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