Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 October 2022 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | October 2022

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 67% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 67% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 3 October 2022 at 00:14.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1919".

Hunter Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2022 after 5 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 281 / 1234

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 281 of Meeus index or 1234 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠265.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠265.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠299.9°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 17:01. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 19 September 2022 at 14:44 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 17 October 2022 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 369 335 km

This perigee Moon is 369 335 km (229 494 mi) away from Earth. It is 6 827 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 021 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 28 September 2022 at 23:43 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2022 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.411°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.473° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55 in ♈ Aries the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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