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Moon phase on 23 February 2022 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | February 2022

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 55% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 55% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 23 February 2022 at 22:32 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1939".

Worm Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2022 after 22 days on 18 March 2022 at 07:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Pisces ♓ on 2 March 2022 at 17:35
  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 10 March 2022 at 10:45
  • Full Moon in Virgo ♍ on 18 March 2022 at 07:17
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 25 March 2022 at 05:37

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 273 / 1226

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 273 of Meeus index or 1226 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠32°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠32°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠56.3°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 11 February 2022 at 02:39 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 February 2022 at 22:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 365 161 km

The Moon is 365 161 km (226 901 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 787 km (228 532 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:54 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 8 March 2022 at 08:22 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 12 February 2022 at 16:45 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.444°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.559° at the point of next southern standstill on 26 February 2022 at 06:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 2 March 2022 at 17:35 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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