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Moon phase on 19 October 2022 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | October 2022

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

Waning Crescent 33% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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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 17 October 2022 at 17:15.

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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1777"

Lunar disc appears visually 8.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1927".

Beaver Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2022 after 19 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.

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 281 / 1234

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 281 of Meeus index or 1234 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 281 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 282 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠265.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.9°. 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 apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 17 October 2022 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 October 2022 at 14:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 403 292 km

Moon is 403 292 km (250 594 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 289 km (228 844 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 11 October 2022 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 October 2022 at 06:30 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

7 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.473°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.500° in the next southern standstill on 30 October 2022 at 01:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 25 October 2022 at 10:49 in ♏ Scorpio, 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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