Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 July 2066 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2066 after 1 day 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

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 822 / 1775

The Moon is 13 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:02, this is 14 days after last apogee on 22 June 2066 at 10:28 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 19 July 2066 at 16:13 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 357 676 km

This perigee Moon is 357 676 km (222 250 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 832 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 680 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 22:56 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 20 July 2066 at 16:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 22:56 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 5 July 2066 at 15:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.732°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.725° in the next northern standstill on 18 July 2066 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day 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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