Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 13 July 2022 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2022.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 278 of Meeus index or 1231 from Brown series.
Length of current 278 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes. 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 perigee on this date at 09:08, this is 14 days after last apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 July 2022 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 357 264 km (221 994 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2022. It is 5 244 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 839 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 9 July 2022 at 17:28 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 22 July 2022 at 09:21 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 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.921°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.941° in the next northern standstill on 26 July 2022 at 09:19 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.