Closest supermoon of 2022 is July 13

The closest supermoon of the year will be today! On July 13, 2022. The moon will lie 222,089 miles (357,418 km) from Earth.

May full moon is the Flower Moon

May's full moon is overnight on May 15-16, 2022. This month's full moon, called the Flower Moon, coincides with a total lunar eclipse this year.

Full moon falls on April 16

The April 2022 full moon – overnight on April 16 – is the Pink Moon and lies near the star Spica in the constellation Virgo. Find star charts here.

What is a waxing gibbous moon?

A waxing gibbous moon is in the sky when darkness falls. It lights up the early evening. It appears more than half lighted, but less than full.

First quarter moon appears half-illuminated

The first quarter moon come halfway between new and full moon. One quarter of the moon is visible from Earth: half the moon's lighted half.

What is a new moon?

New moons generally can't be seen. They cross the sky with the sun during the day. The moon's shadow side is toward Earth.

What is a full moon?

The full moon, opposite the sun in its orbit, shows its sunlit side. The moon appears full a couple of days before and after the exact full moon.

What is a waning crescent moon?

A waning crescent moon can be found in the east before sunrise. It's waning toward new moon, when the moon will be between Earth and the sun.

What is a waxing crescent moon?

A waxing crescent moon shines in the west after sunset, first visible a day or two after new moon. It quickly follows the sun below the western horizon.

What is a last quarter moon?

The last quarter moon appears a week after full moon and a week before new moon. The moon appears half-lit, like half a pie.