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Moon phase on 3 July 2012 Tuesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | July 2012

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 3 July 2012 at 18:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon on this date is the Buck Moon of July.

Moon in Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠8° of Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming Moon phases

Apparent angular diameter ∠1942"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.85% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1942" and ∠1887".

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 154 / 1107

Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 154 of Meeus index or 1107 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 154 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 155.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠217.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠248.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 1 July 2012 at 18:01, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 10 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 13 July 2012 at 16:47.

Distance to Moon 369 137 km

Moon is 369 137 km (229 371 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 1 day, distance is 362 363 km (225 162 mi). Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 783 km (251 520 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 1 July 2012 at 05:45, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2012 at 20:55.

Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 2 July 2012 at 03:33, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-21.701°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 12 days to face North declination of ∠21.665° in the next northern standstill on 16 July 2012 at 01:18.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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