Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 7 September 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 3 September 2022 at 18:08.
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 ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2022 after 2 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 280 of Meeus index or 1233 from Brown series.
Length of current 280 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 281 length.
Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠230.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠265.5°. 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 18:17, this is 15 days after last apogee on 22 August 2022 at 21:53 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 19 September 2022 at 14:44 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 364 491 km (226 484 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 983 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 865 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 1 September 2022 at 21:12 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 14 September 2022 at 14:49 in ♉ Taurus.
20 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 5 September 2022 at 13:56 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.219°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.316° in the next northern standstill on 18 September 2022 at 22:10 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 10 September 2022 at 09:59 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.