See the moon appear half lit during its closest first quarter phase

The moon will be almost half illuminated by the sun on Sunday (October 2), during a phase called first quarter. This will also mark the Moon’s closest point to Earth during the first quarter phases of 2022.

During this narrow first quarter moon, the moon it will be about 229,985 miles (370,125 kilometers) from Earth. After October 2nd, the next first quarter Moon occurs on November 1st.

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