Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 26 July 2022 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 20 July 2022 at 14:18.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2022 after 16 days on 12 August 2022 at 01:36.
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.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee on this date at 10:22, this is 13 days after last perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2022 at 17:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 276 km (252 448 mi) away from Earth. It is 868 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 433 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 22 July 2022 at 09:21 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 5 August 2022 at 20:30 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 09:19 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.941°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.024° in its southern standstill point on 9 August 2022 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 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.