Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 July 2043 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | July 2043

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 22 July 2043 at 03:24.

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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1877"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1877" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2043 after 27 days on 20 August 2043 at 15:04.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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

7 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 7 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 381 903 km

Moon is 381 903 km (237 304 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 517 km (228 364 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 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 2 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

24 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2043 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.464°. Next 8 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 11 days

After 11 days on 5 August 2043 at 02:23 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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