Moon phase today: Lunar calendar

Today's Moon phase, 28 July 2015, Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | July 2015

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase today: . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger.

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Moon phase and lunation

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 24 July 2015 at 04:04.

Buck Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July after 2 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

Moon in Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠24° of Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.51% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1890".

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide today. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 192 / 1145

Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 192 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 193.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠144.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 4 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 2 August 2015 at 10:11.

Distance to Moon 381 249 km

Moon is 381 249 km (236 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 7 days, distance is 404 837 km (251 554 mi). Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 362 135 km (225 020 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53.

Draconic month

7 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:34 today Moon meets its South standstill point and reaches southern declination of ∠-18.344°. Next 12 days lunar orbit moves northward in opposite direction to face North declination of ∠18.288° in its northern standstill point on 10 August 2015 at 11:11.

Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

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