Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 July 2078 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 81% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 81% and growing larger. The 10 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 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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 4 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 10 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 after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 18 July 2078 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 402 853 km

Moon is 402 853 km (250 321 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 774 km (229 767 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 8 July 2078 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.043°. Next 2 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 4 days

After 4 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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