Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 July 2014 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | July 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 5 July 2014 at 11:59.

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.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1932"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1932" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2014 after 1 day on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 12 July 2014 at 11:25
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 19 July 2014 at 02:08
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 26 July 2014 at 22:42
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 4 August 2014 at 00:50

Neap tide

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

Lunation 179 / 1132

The 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 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 179 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 180 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 30 June 2014 at 19:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 370 948 km

Moon is 370 948 km (230 496 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 259 km (222 612 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 6 July 2014 at 09:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:29 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.982°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.934° in its northern standstill point on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 12 July 2014 at 11:25 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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