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Moon phase on 29 June 2022 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | June 2022

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 29 June 2022 at 02:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 14 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 28 July 2022 at 17:55

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 278 / 1231

At 02:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 278 of Meeus index or 1231 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.63 days

29 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes is the length of new lunation 278. It is 41 minutes longer than next lunation 279 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠178.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠178.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:08, this is 14 days after last perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 406 581 km

This apogee Moon is 406 581 km (252 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2022. It is 1 173 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 128 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2022 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

4 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 in northern standstill

At 04:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.900°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.921° in its southern standstill point on 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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