Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 4 February 2022 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 1 February 2022 at 05:46.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2022 after 12 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.
Length of current 273 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 274 length.
Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠32°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠56.3°. 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°).
5 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2022 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 385 110 km (239 296 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 897 km (251 591 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 27 January 2022 at 06:14 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 February 2022 at 06:12 in ♉ Taurus.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 29 January 2022 at 23:26 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.369°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.444° in the next northern standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 16 February 2022 at 16:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.