Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 August 2022 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 5 August 2022 at 11:06.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2022 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 279 of Meeus index or 1232 from Brown series.
Length of current 279 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 22 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 280 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠202°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.2°. 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°).
14 days 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2022 at 17:14 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 304 km (225 747 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 830 km (223 588 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 5 August 2022 at 20:30 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 18 August 2022 at 10:59 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.
At 06:36 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.024°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.100° in its northern standstill point on 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 12 August 2022 at 01:36 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.