Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 September 2022 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | September 2022

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 3 September 2022 at 18:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1905".

Harvest Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2022 after 1 day on 10 September 2022 at 09:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 280 / 1233

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 280 of Meeus index or 1233 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 280 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 281 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠230.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠230.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.5°. 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 7 September 2022 at 18:17 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 19 September 2022 at 14:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 366 546 km

Moon is 366 546 km (227 761 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 556 km (251 379 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 1 September 2022 at 21:12 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 September 2022 at 14:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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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.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 5 September 2022 at 13:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.219°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.316° in the next northern standstill on 18 September 2022 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 September 2022 at 09:59 in ♓ Pisces, 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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