Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 July 2026 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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

Waning Gibbous 94% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1799"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1799" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2026 after 27 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 7 July 2026 at 19:29
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 14 July 2026 at 09:43
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 21 July 2026 at 11:06
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 29 July 2026 at 14:36

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 327 / 1280

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 327 of Meeus index or 1280 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 327 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2026. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 328 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠2.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18°. 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 28 June 2026 at 07:11 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2026 at 07:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 398 481 km

Moon is 398 481 km (247 605 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 111 km (223 141 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 19 June 2026 at 17:57 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 July 2026 at 07:51 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

25 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 after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 28 June 2026 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.988°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.033° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 14 July 2026 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer, 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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