Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 July 2047 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waxing Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 2047 at 17:37.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1962"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2047 after 2 days on 7 July 2047 at 10:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 7 July 2047 at 10:33
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 15 July 2047 at 00:09
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 July 2047 at 22:49
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 29 July 2047 at 22:03

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 587 / 1540

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 587 of Meeus index or 1540 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 587 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 46 minutes longer than next lunation 588 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠240°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠240°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:56, this is 15 days after last apogee on 18 June 2047 at 10:22 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 July 2047 at 03:57 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 365 988 km

This perigee Moon is 365 988 km (227 414 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 480 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 368 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 24 June 2047 at 13:16 in ♋ Cancer, 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 7 July 2047 at 11:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 22 June 2047 at 10:35 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.328°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.343° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2047 at 15:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 7 July 2047 at 10:33 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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