Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 June 2022 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 27 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.
Length of current 277 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 278 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.8°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 364 052 km (226 211 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 581 km (252 638 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.924°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.900° in the next northern standstill on 29 June 2022 at 04:06 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 29 June 2022 at 02:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.