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Moon phase on 3 July 2023 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | July 2023

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 3 July 2023 at 11:39 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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° 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 ∠1887".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2023.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2023 at 01:48
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2023 at 18:32
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 July 2023 at 22:07
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 1 August 2023 at 18:31

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 290 / 1243

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 290 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 291 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 367 321 km

Moon is 367 321 km (228 243 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 151 km (223 787 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

19 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 in southern standstill

At 01:23 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.840°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.849° in its northern standstill point on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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