Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 July 2022 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | July 2022

Waxing Crescent phase
Waxing Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Crescent 17% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 17% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 29 June 2022 at 02:52.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 10 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2022 at 02:14
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2022 at 18:37
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 20 July 2022 at 14:18
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 28 July 2022 at 17:55

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 278 / 1231

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 278 of Meeus index or 1231 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes. It is 41 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠178.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠178.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 397 270 km

The Moon is 397 270 km (246 852 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 264 km (221 994 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2022 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 29 June 2022 at 04:06 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.900°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.921° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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