Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 December 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 23 December 2022 at 10:17.
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 ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2023 after 9 days on 6 January 2023 at 23:08.
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.
The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 284 of Meeus index or 1237 from Brown series.
Length of current 284 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2022. It is 23 minutes longer than next lunation 285 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠344.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠360°. 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 24 December 2022 at 08:32 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 January 2023 at 09:19 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 369 491 km (229 591 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 459 km (252 562 mi).
8 days after its descending node on 20 December 2022 at 01:36 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 January 2023 at 15:25 in ♉ Taurus.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 23 December 2022 at 18:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.418°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.406° in the next northern standstill on 6 January 2023 at 03:08 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 6 January 2023 at 23:08 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.