Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 July 2066 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | July 2066

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

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 30 June 2066 at 17:59.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1947"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2066 after 3 days on 7 July 2066 at 09:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 7 July 2066 at 09:34
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 14 July 2066 at 06:38
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 July 2066 at 10:34
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 30 July 2066 at 02:01

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 822 / 1775

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 822 of Meeus index or 1775 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 822 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 823 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207°. 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 before perigee

11 days after point of apogee on 22 June 2066 at 10:28 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 July 2066 at 20:02 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 068 km

Moon is 368 068 km (228 707 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 676 km (222 250 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 23 June 2066 at 09:49 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2066 at 22:56 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

23 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

11 days after previous North standstill on 21 June 2066 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.724°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.732° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2066 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 7 July 2066 at 09:34 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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