Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 25 October 2022 Tuesday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1890" and ∠1930".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2022 after 13 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 10:49 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 282 of Meeus index or 1235 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes is the length of new lunation 282. It is 49 minutes longer than next lunation 283 length.
Length of current synodic month is 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠325.5°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 17 October 2022 at 10:21 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 October 2022 at 14:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 379 154 km (235 595 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 289 km (228 844 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 11 October 2022 at 21:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 October 2022 at 06:30 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.473°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.500° in the next southern standstill on 30 October 2022 at 01:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.