Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 October 2022 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | October 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 30% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 25 October 2022 at 10:49.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1933".

Beaver Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2022 after 8 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02.

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 282 / 1235

The Moon is 5 days 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.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 49 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 36 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠299.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠299.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠325.5°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 29 October 2022 at 14:48 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 363 515 km

The Moon is 363 515 km (225 878 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 924 km (251 608 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 26 October 2022 at 06:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 8 November 2022 at 06:08 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 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 at southern standstill

At 01:04 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-27.500°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2022. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠27.497° at the point of next standstill in ♋ Cancer on 12 November 2022 at 14:17.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 8 November 2022 at 11:02 in ♉ Taurus 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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