Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 July 2043 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | July 2043

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% 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 14 July 2043 at 01:47.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2043 after 1 day on 22 July 2043 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 July 2043 at 03:24
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 29 July 2043 at 08:23
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 5 August 2043 at 02:23
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 12 August 2043 at 18:57

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 538 / 1491

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 538 of Meeus index or 1491 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 538 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 539 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠33.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.1°. 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

3 days after point of apogee on 16 July 2043 at 14:34 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 1 August 2043 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 399 153 km

Moon is 399 153 km (248 022 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 517 km (228 364 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 12 July 2043 at 12:01 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2043 at 19:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

20 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

1 day after previous South standstill on 19 July 2043 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.464°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.531° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2043 at 03:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 22 July 2043 at 03:24 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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