Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 July 2079 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | July 2079

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 ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 5 July 2079 at 23:31.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2079 after 1 day on 14 July 2079 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 14 July 2079 at 03:24
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 July 2079 at 17:54
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 28 July 2079 at 08:33
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 4 August 2079 at 14:28

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 983 / 1936

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 983 of Meeus index or 1936 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 983 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 984 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.8°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 11 July 2079 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 July 2079 at 14:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 882 km

Moon is 404 882 km (251 582 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 454 km (224 597 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 7 July 2079 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 July 2079 at 12:53 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:02 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.936°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.003° in its northern standstill point on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 14 July 2079 at 03:24 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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