Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 July 2015 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | July 2015

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

Waning Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 24 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 8 July 2015 at 20:24
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 16 July 2015 at 01:24
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 24 July 2015 at 04:04
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2015 at 10:43

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 191 / 1144

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 191 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 192 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 363 713 km

Moon is 363 713 km (226 001 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 837 km (251 554 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 1 July 2015 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.445°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.417° in the next northern standstill on 14 July 2015 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 16 July 2015 at 01:24 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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