Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 July 2024 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 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 68% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 68% and getting smaller. The 20 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 21 July 2024 at 10:17.

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 ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2024 after 24 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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

2 days after point of perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 363 546 km

Moon is 363 546 km (225 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 298 km (251 841 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 05:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 9 August 2024 at 01:06 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 05:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.404°. Next 5 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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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 4 August 2024 at 11:13 in ♌ Leo, 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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