Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 October 2022 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | October 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 20% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 25 October 2022 at 10:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1932".

Beaver Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2022 after 9 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 282 / 1235

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 282 of Meeus index or 1235 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 282 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 283 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠299.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.5°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 14:48, this is 12 days after last apogee on 17 October 2022 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 368 289 km

This perigee Moon is 368 289 km (228 844 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 781 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 067 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 26 October 2022 at 06:30 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 November 2022 at 06:08 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

17 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 southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.473°. Next day 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 9 days

After 9 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02 in ♉ Taurus, 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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