Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 July 2018 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | July 2018

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 19 July 2018 at 19:52.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1774"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2018 after 2 days on 27 July 2018 at 20:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 229 / 1182

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 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 229 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 230 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.2°. 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 apogee

12 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2018 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 27 July 2018 at 05:44 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 403 945 km

Moon is 403 945 km (251 000 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 223 km (252 415 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 14 July 2018 at 02:50 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 July 2018 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 20:55 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.755°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.757° in its northern standstill point on 8 August 2018 at 22:33 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 27 July 2018 at 20:20 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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