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Moon phase on 21 July 2024 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | July 2024

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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 ♒ Aquarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 21 July 2024 at 10:17 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1918"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1918" and ∠1889".

It is Buck Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2024.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 303 / 1256

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

9 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 2 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 373 645 km

Moon is 373 645 km (232 172 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 914 km (226 747 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 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 4 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

22 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 after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.404°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.455° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2024 at 05:59 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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