Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 July 2018 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | July 2018

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

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53.

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 ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2018 after 24 days on 27 July 2018 at 20:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 6 July 2018 at 07:51
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 13 July 2018 at 02:48
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 19 July 2018 at 19:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 27 July 2018 at 20:20

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 228 / 1181

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 228 of Meeus index or 1181 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 228 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2018. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 229 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2018 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 455 km

Moon is 399 455 km (248 210 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 432 km (222 098 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 July 2018 at 02:50 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days after previous South standstill on 28 June 2018 at 14:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.775°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.761° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2018 at 12:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 13 July 2018 at 02:48 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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