Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 November 2022 Wednesday is New Moon, 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 about ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2022 after 14 days on 8 December 2022 at 04:08.
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 22:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 283 of Meeus index or 1236 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes is the length of new lunation 283. It is 44 minutes longer than next lunation 284 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠325.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠344.3°. 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 14 November 2022 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 November 2022 at 01:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 372 797 km (231 645 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 826 km (225 450 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 22 November 2022 at 16:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 December 2022 at 12:39 in ♉ Taurus.
15 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 12 November 2022 at 14:17 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.497°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.471° in the next southern standstill on 26 November 2022 at 08:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.