Pictures Of The Moon This Month

By | 06/11/2022

What is the moon phase today? Lunar phases 2022

This page was updated on Nov. 15, 2022.

The tertiary quarter moon also known every bit the concluding quarter moon will occur on Nov. 16.

(Image credit: NASA JPL)

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Nov. 15, 2022, the moon is
21 days sometime

and currently in the
Waning Gibbous
stage of its lunar bicycle. It is

illuminated. In November 2022, the moon’s phases occur on these days:

Starting time Quarter:
Nov. 1
Full Moon:
Nov. 8
Terminal Quarter:
Nov. 16
New Moon:
November. 23

Moon phases reveal the passage of time in the night sky. Some nights when we look upward at the moon, information technology is total and brilliant; sometimes it is just a sliver of silvery light. These changes in appearance are the phases of the moon. Equally the moon orbits World, it cycles through eight distinct phases.

The iv primary phases of the moon occur about a week apart, with the total moon its virtually dazzling stage. Bank check out amazing photos of October’s Full Hunter’s Moon of 2022 from observers around the world terminal month on Sept. 10!

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Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of and joined the team in 2001. He covers skywatching, human spaceflight, exploration as well as space science and entertainment, and enjoys observing the moon through a tabletop Celestron telescope when the conditions is clear.

What’south the moon phase this evening?

While the moon has four distinct phases each month, it is ever changing.

Every bit you observe the moon during the month, watch every bit information technology grows from a new moon to a commencement quarter moon. As it grows, it is known every bit a waxing moon, and gradually increases from a waxing “crescent” (for its shape into the first quarter moon. Every bit it continues to brighten, it takes on an oblong, or “gibbous,” shape until it reaches the total moon stage.

Then it will echo the steps in opposite as it heads back to a new moon. Y’all can see what today’s moon phase is hither with the embedded widget on this page, courtesy of
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What is the next moon phase?

A full moon rises over the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

(Image credit: NASA/Pecker Ingalls )

After the Total Moon moon on November. 8 at 4:55 p.m. EST (2155 GMT). The next moon phase milestone will be the “final quarter moon,” which is likewise known as the third quarter moon. It will occur
Nov. xvi
8:27 a.thousand. EST (1327 GMT).

 During the terminal quarter moon, but the left half of the moon volition appear illuminated, equally seen from Earth. What nosotros’ll run across is only half of the one-half of the moon (a quarter) that will exist illuminated in this stage.

According to NASA

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, the last quarter moon usually rises around midnight and sets around noon, local fourth dimension.

Lunar eclipses 2022: When, where & how to see them

Moon phase calendar for 2022

Here are the moon phases for 2022, co-ordinate to NASA’southward SKYCAL
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. Times and dates are in UTC fourth dimension. If you demand equipment for viewing the moon, cheque out our guide to the best telescopes and the best telescopes for kids.

You can as well check out our guide on how to photograph the moon, as well as how to photograph a lunar eclipse for major moon events. There’s even a guide on how to photo a solar eclipse.

If yous’re looking for imaging gear, our best cameras for astrophotography and best lenses for astrophotography guides can help prepare y’all for the next lunar sight.

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Phases of the moon 2022 with dates (Eastern Fourth dimension)
New Moon Get-go Quarter Total Moon Last Quarter
Jan ii, 1:33 p.m. Jan. 9, 1:11 p.m. January. 17, vi:48 p.m. Jan. 25. viii:41 a.m.
Feb. 1, 12:46 a.thousand. Feb. 8, 8:50 a.m. Feb. 16, xi:57 a.yard. Feb. 23, 5:32 p.m.
March 2, 12:35 p.m. March 10, 5:45 a.chiliad. March xviii, three:17 a.thou. March 25, 1:37 a.m..
April 1, 2:24 a.thousand. April 9, 2:48 a.m. April xvi, 2:55 p.m. April 23, 7:56 a.m.
Apr thirty four:28 p.m. May viii, 8:21 p.1000. May sixteen, 12:14 a.grand. May 22, two:43 p.yard.
May xxx, 7:30 a.yard. June 7, 10:48 a.grand. June 14, 7:52 a.m. June xx, 11:11 p.m.
June 28, 10:52 p.m. July half dozen, 10:14 p.k. July 13 ii:37 p.m. July 20,ten:xviii thousand.
July 28, ane:55 p.1000. Aug. 5, 7:06 a.m. Aug. eleven, nine:36 p.m. Aug. nineteen, 12:36 a.chiliad.
Aug. 27, 4:17 a.m. Sept. 3, two:08 p.k. Sept. ten, v:59 a.m. Sept. 17, v:52 p.thou.
Sept. 25, v:54 p.chiliad. Oct. 2, 8:xiv p.m. Oct. 9,.4:55 p.m. October. 17, ane:xv p.yard.
Oct. 25, 6:49 a.m. Nov. ane, i:37 a.1000. Nov. 8, 6:02 a.m. November. 16, 8:27 a.m.
Nov. 23, five:57 p.k. Nov. 30, 9:36 a.m. Dec. 7, xi:08 p.k. December. 16, three:56 a.m.
Dec. 23, 5:17 a.m. Dec. 29, 8:20 p.g.

Phases of the moon

This NASA graphic shows the phases of the moon and the orientation of the moon, Earth and sun during each phase.

(Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Bill Dunford)

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The moon, similar Globe, is a sphere, and it is always half-illuminated by the sun. Every bit the moon travels around Earth, we run into more or less of the illuminated one-half. Moon phases describe how much of the moon’due south deejay is illuminated from our perspective.

New moon: The moon is between Earth and the lord’s day, and the side of the moon facing toward u.s. receives no straight sunlight; it is lit but by dim sunlight reflected from Earth.

Waxing crescent: Every bit the moon moves around Globe, the side nosotros can see gradually becomes more illuminated by direct sunlight.

Start quarter: The moon is xc degrees away from the dominicus in the heaven and is half-illuminated from our point of view. We phone call it “first quarter” because the moon has traveled about a quarter of the way effectually Earth since the new moon.

Run across the moon phases, and the difference between a waxing and waning crescent or gibbous moon, in this infographic about the lunar cycle each calendar month. Meet the full infographic.

(Image credit: Karl Tate,

Waxing gibbous: The area of illumination continues to increase. More than one-half of the moon’s confront appears to be getting sunlight.

Full moon: The moon is 180 degrees abroad from the dominicus and is as close as information technology tin be to being fully illuminated by the sun from our perspective. The sun, World and the moon are aligned, just because the moon’s orbit is non exactly in the same plane as World’due south orbit around the sun, they rarely form a perfect line. When they practice, we accept a lunar eclipse equally Globe’south shadow crosses the moon’s face.

Waning gibbous: More than half of the moon’s face appears to be getting sunlight, but the corporeality is decreasing.

Last quarter: The moon has moved some other quarter of the fashion around Globe, to the third quarter position. The sun’southward calorie-free is at present shining on the other half of the visible face up of the moon.

Waning crescent: Less than half of the moon’southward face appears to exist getting sunlight, and the corporeality is decreasing.

Finally, the moon is back to its new moon starting position. Now, the moon is between Earth and the sun. Usually, the moon passes above or below the sun from our vantage point, but occasionally it passes right in front of the sun, and we get a solar eclipse.

Additional moon phase resources

NASA’s SkyCal Events Calendar
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offers a comprehensive agenda of moon phases, lunar and solar eclipses and more for the unabridged calendar year. You tin see more about the full moons of 2022, in’s Full Moon Calendar. Our night sky guide has a list of events for skywatching this month.


SkyCal – SkyEvents Calendar, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

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