Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 5 October 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 3 October 2022 at 00:14.
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 ∠15° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1919".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2022 after 4 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55.
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 10 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.
Length of current 281 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 54 minutes. It is 45 minutes longer than next lunation 282 length.
Length of current synodic month is 10 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 53 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠265.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠299.9°. 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 perigee on 4 October 2022 at 17:01 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 October 2022 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 365 304 km (226 989 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 330 km (251 239 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 28 September 2022 at 23:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2022 at 21:49 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.
2 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.411°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.473° in the next northern standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 9 October 2022 at 20:55 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.