Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 10 July 2022 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 7 July 2022 at 02:14.

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 is entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1953"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 3 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2022 at 18:37
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 20 July 2022 at 14:18
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 28 July 2022 at 17:55
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 5 August 2022 at 11:06

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 278 / 1231

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 278 of Meeus index or 1231 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 278 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes. It is 41 minutes longer than next lunation 279 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠178.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠178.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202°. 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 perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 367 100 km

Moon is 367 100 km (228 105 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 264 km (221 994 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 9 July 2022 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 22 July 2022 at 09:21 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 29 June 2022 at 04:06 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.900°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.921° in the next southern standstill on 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37 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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