Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 29 June 2022 Wednesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 14 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 02:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 278 of Meeus index or 1231 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes is the length of new lunation 278. It is 41 minutes longer than next lunation 279 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠178.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:08, this is 14 days after last perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 581 km (252 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2022. It is 1 173 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 128 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2022 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 04:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.900°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.921° in its southern standstill point on 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.