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Moon phase on 20 June 2022 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | June 2022

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

Last Quarter 57% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 57% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 21 June 2022 at 03:11 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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1900"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1900" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 23 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 23 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2022 at 03:11
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2022 at 02:52
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2022 at 02:14
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2022 at 18:37

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 277 / 1230

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

The length of the 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 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠178.8°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 377 265 km

The Moon is 377 265 km (234 422 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 581 km (252 638 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

22 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 after southern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.924°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.900° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 June 2022 at 04:06 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 29 June 2022 at 02:52 in ♋ Cancer 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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