Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 19 July 2022 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Waning Gibbous 61% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1866"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2022 after 23 days on 12 August 2022 at 01:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 12 August 2022 at 01:36

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 July 2022 at 10:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 384 203 km

Moon is 384 203 km (238 733 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 276 km (252 448 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days 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 2 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

24 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 after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.921°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.941° in the next northern standstill on 26 July 2022 at 09:19 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 28 July 2022 at 17:55 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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