Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 10 August 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2022 after 1 day 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 13 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 17:14, this is 15 days after last apogee on 26 July 2022 at 10:22 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 22 August 2022 at 21:53 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 359 830 km (223 588 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 678 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 526 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 August 2022 at 10:59 in ♉ Taurus.
19 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 9 August 2022 at 06:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.024°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.100° in the next northern standstill on 22 August 2022 at 15:08 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.