Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 July 2036 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2036 | July 2036

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 30 June 2036 at 18:13.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1835"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1835" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2036 after 3 days on 8 July 2036 at 11:19.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 8 July 2036 at 11:19
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2036 at 14:39
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 23 July 2036 at 10:17
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 30 July 2036 at 02:56

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 451 / 1404

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 451 of Meeus index or 1404 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 451 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 7 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2036. It is 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 452 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 37 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 32 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠338.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠338.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠354.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of perigee on 25 June 2036 at 10:31 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 July 2036 at 16:20 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 390 652 km

Moon is 390 652 km (242 740 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 005 km (252 280 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 27 June 2036 at 02:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 July 2036 at 00:53 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 24 June 2036 at 13:24 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.895°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.902° in the next southern standstill on 7 July 2036 at 21:09 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 8 July 2036 at 11:19 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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