Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 16 July 2022 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.
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 first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2022 after 26 days on 12 August 2022 at 01:36.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 July 2022 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 370 462 km (230 194 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).
6 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 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 July 2022 at 09:21 in ♉ Taurus.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.921°. Next 9 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.
After 12 days on 28 July 2022 at 17:55 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.