Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 July 2055 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2055 | July 2055

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

Waning Gibbous 63% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 8 July 2055 at 22:11.

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 ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2055 after 22 days on 7 August 2055 at 10:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2055 at 22:15
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 24 July 2055 at 09:48
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 31 July 2055 at 02:11
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 7 August 2055 at 10:57

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 686 / 1639

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 686 of Meeus index or 1639 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 686 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 687 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠288.5°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315.9°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:49, this is 14 days after last perigee on 30 June 2055 at 11:09 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 July 2055 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 416 km

This apogee Moon is 404 416 km (251 292 mi) away from Earth. It is 992 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 293 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 10 July 2055 at 18:14 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 July 2055 at 00:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 8 July 2055 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.424°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.410° in the next northern standstill on 22 July 2055 at 22:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 24 July 2055 at 09:48 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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