Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 July 2020 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | July 2020

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 5 July 2020 at 04:44.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2020 after 27 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 3 August 2020 at 15:59

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 253 / 1206

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

7 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 5 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 392 606 km

Moon is 392 606 km (243 954 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 201 km (251 159 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 4 July 2020 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 18 July 2020 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2020 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.064°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.069° in the next northern standstill on 19 July 2020 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 20 July 2020 at 17:33 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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