Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 July 2025 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 2 July 2025 at 19:30.

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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1804"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1804" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2025 after 1 day on 10 July 2025 at 20:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 10 July 2025 at 20:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 18 July 2025 at 00:38
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 July 2025 at 19:11
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 1 August 2025 at 12:41

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 315 / 1268

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 315 of Meeus index or 1268 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 315 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 316 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠36.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.5°. 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 apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2025 at 02:29 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 July 2025 at 13:52 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 397 293 km

Moon is 397 293 km (246 866 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 047 km (228 694 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 1 July 2025 at 03:46 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 July 2025 at 10:42 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 06:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.423°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.474° in its northern standstill point on 22 July 2025 at 09:43 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 July 2025 at 20:37 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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