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Moon phase on 4 July 2020 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | July 2020

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

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 July 2020 at 04:44 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

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.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1894"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1887".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2020.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 5 July 2020 at 04:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 12 July 2020 at 23:29
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 20 July 2020 at 17:33
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2020 at 12:32

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 253 / 1206

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 253 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 254 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠263.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.9°. 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 perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 30 June 2020 at 02:09 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 378 367 km

Moon is 378 367 km (235 106 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 201 km (251 159 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 18 July 2020 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 22 June 2020 at 03:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.070°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.064° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2020 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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