Moon ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 October 2022 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1921".
The Full Moon this days is the Hunter of October 2022.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
4 days 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 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 October 2022 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 380 295 km (236 304 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 330 km (251 239 mi).
10 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 October 2022 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 2 October 2022 at 19:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.411°. Next 6 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.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.