Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 July 2024 Thursday 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 90% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 13 July 2024 at 22:49.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1848"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1848" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 2 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2024 at 10:17
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2024 at 02:51
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 4 August 2024 at 11:13
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 12 August 2024 at 15:19

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 303 / 1256

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 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 303 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 304 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠93.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.3°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 387 953 km

Moon is 387 953 km (241 063 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 914 km (226 747 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra, 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 26 July 2024 at 05:33 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.352°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.404° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17 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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