Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 July 2078 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | July 2078

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

Waxing Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 16 July 2078 at 23:48.

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 ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio 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 after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 6 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 24 July 2078 at 22:07
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2078 at 21:11
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 7 August 2078 at 19:52
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 15 August 2078 at 17:34

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 971 / 1924

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 971 of Meeus index or 1924 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

Length of current 971 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 972 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠50.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 01:21, this is 11 days after last perigee on 6 July 2078 at 02:20 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 149 km

This apogee Moon is 404 149 km (251 127 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2078. It is 1 259 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 98 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 20:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 8 July 2078 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.043°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.072° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2078 at 23:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07 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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