Crescent ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 26 October 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 25 October 2022 at 10:49.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1914" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2022 after 12 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 282 of Meeus index or 1235 from Brown series.
Length of current 282 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. 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°).
9 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 October 2022 at 14:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 374 564 km (232 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 289 km (228 844 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 8 November 2022 at 06:08 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 16 October 2022 at 06:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.473°. Next 3 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.
After 12 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.