Crescent ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 4 January 2022 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 2 January 2022 at 18:33.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1938" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2022 after 13 days on 17 January 2022 at 23:49.
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.
The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 272 of Meeus index or 1225 from Brown series.
Length of current 272 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 13 minutes. It is 36 minutes shorter than next lunation 273 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠13.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠32°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2022 at 23:00 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 January 2022 at 09:27 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 369 836 km (229 805 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 806 km (252 156 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 31 December 2021 at 01:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 January 2022 at 04:19 in ♊ Gemini.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 January 2022 at 13:35 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.304°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.310° in the next northern standstill on 16 January 2022 at 10:16 in ♋ Cancer.
After 13 days on 17 January 2022 at 23:49 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.