The cycle molethrough which its four phases follow each other, has a duration of 29.53 days. Its phases during these days are: the New Moon (not visible), the Waxing Moon (gradually beginning to be seen), the Full Moon (its lit side fully visible), and the Waning Moon (gradually beginning to decrease).
Thus, this process is what is known as lunar phases, which are the different appearances that the satellite takes, with respect to the movements of the Earth and the Sun, that make the illuminated part of it change, View from our planet.
The phases of the Moon are important because they influence many areas of life on earth, such as the tides or even in agriculture. There are also those who go further and believe that the Moon influences mood or hair growth, for example.
Date of the four phases of the Moon in October 2022
In this way, these are the different dates on which each of the four phases of the Moon in the month of October 2022as stated in the National Geographic Institute (IGN):
- first quarter: October 3, 2022, at 02:14, in Capricorn.
- full moon: October 9, 2022, at 10:55 p.m., in Aries.
- last quarter: October 17, 2022, at 7:15 p.m., in Cancer.
- New Moon: October 25, 2022, at 12:48 p.m., in Scorpio.