Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 27 July 2022 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2022 after 15 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 28 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 26 July 2022 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2022 at 17:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 405 182 km (251 768 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 830 km (223 588 mi).
5 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 August 2022 at 20:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 26 July 2022 at 09:19 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.941°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.024° in the next southern standstill on 9 August 2022 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day 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.