Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 July 2078 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | July 2078

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

Waning Gibbous 76% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 76% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1954"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1954" and ∠1890".

Buck Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 24 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before perigee

11 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 2 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 366 822 km

Moon is 366 822 km (227 933 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 774 km (229 767 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days 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 2 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

24 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 after southern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2078 at 23:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.072°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.132° in the next northern standstill on 5 August 2078 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 7 August 2078 at 19:52 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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