Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 July 2051 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | July 2051

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

Waning Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 23 July 2051 at 16:36.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1890".

Buck Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2051 after 24 days on 22 August 2051 at 01:35.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 637 / 1590

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 637 of Meeus index or 1590 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 637 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 638 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠70.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 00:46, this is 12 days after last apogee on 15 July 2051 at 16:49 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 August 2051 at 11:22 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 368 220 km

This perigee Moon is 368 220 km (228 801 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 712 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 136 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 16 July 2051 at 09:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2051 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 20 July 2051 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.133°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.057° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2051 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 6 August 2051 at 15:05 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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