Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 7 July 2074 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | July 2074

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 2 July 2074 at 02:22.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1956"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2074 after 1 day on 8 July 2074 at 17:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 8 July 2074 at 17:05
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2074 at 01:11
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 24 July 2074 at 03:07
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 31 July 2074 at 07:30

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 921 / 1874

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 921 of Meeus index or 1874 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 921 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than next lunation 922 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠218.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠218.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠250.9°. 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 6 July 2074 at 14:26 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 July 2074 at 12:55 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 529 km

Moon is 366 529 km (227 751 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 870 km (251 575 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 26 June 2074 at 23:07 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2074 at 19:46 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 25 June 2074 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.016°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.006° in the next southern standstill on 8 July 2074 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 8 July 2074 at 17:05 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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