Full Moon on

Moon phase on 12 August 2022 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin

Moon phase for

Lunar calendar 2022 | August 2022

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 12 August 2022 at 01:36 UTC.

Previous date | Moon Today | Next date

Moon phases for next 7 days

7 days ago | 7 days after

Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♓ Pisces later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1946"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1894".

It is Sturgeon Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Sturgeon of August 2022.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Spring tide

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

Lunation 279 / 1232

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 279 of Meeus index or 1232 from Brown series.

PreviousCurrent lunationNext

Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 279 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 280 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.2°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 10 August 2022 at 17:14 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 August 2022 at 21:53 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous perigeeNext apogee

Distance to Moon 368 281 km

Moon is 368 281 km (228 839 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 419 km (251 916 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 5 August 2022 at 20:30 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 August 2022 at 10:59 in ♉ Taurus.

Previous nodeNext node

Draconic month

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

PreviousCurrent draconic monthNext

Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 9 August 2022 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.024°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.100° in the next northern standstill on 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer.

Previous standstillNext standstill

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

Previous syzygyNext syzygy

Share this page: twitter facebook google+ linkedin
Back to: Top of page