Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 July 2068 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | July 2068

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

Waxing Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% 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 7 July 2068 at 15:31.

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 ∠4° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2068 after 3 days on 15 July 2068 at 02:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 15 July 2068 at 02:07
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 July 2068 at 17:22
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 29 July 2068 at 03:55
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 6 August 2068 at 07:38

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 847 / 1800

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 847 of Meeus index or 1800 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 847 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 848 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠99.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.3°. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2068 at 16:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 July 2068 at 14:05 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 389 482 km

Moon is 389 482 km (242 013 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 871 km (226 099 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 06:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 23 July 2068 at 23:15 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 06:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 28 June 2068 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.448°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.401° in the next southern standstill on 12 July 2068 at 14:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 15 July 2068 at 02:07 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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