Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 July 2079 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | July 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 July 2079 at 03:24.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1820"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1820" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 27 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 12 August 2079 at 17:00

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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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

5 days 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 10 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 393 899 km

Moon is 393 899 km (244 757 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 454 km (224 597 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 5 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

22 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 after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2079 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.936°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.003° in the next northern standstill on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 28 July 2079 at 08:33 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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