Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 July 2021 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | July 2021

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 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 17 July 2021 at 10:11.

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 ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1951"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 1 day on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 266 / 1219

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 266 of Meeus index or 1219 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 266 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 267 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠230.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠264.3°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 367 375 km

Moon is 367 375 km (228 276 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 412 km (251 290 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 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 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

15 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 in southern standstill

At 15:11 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.643°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.685° in its northern standstill point on 5 August 2021 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 24 July 2021 at 02:37 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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