Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 July 2081 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2081 | July 2081

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 13 July 2081 at 09:34.

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 ∠20° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1906"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2081 after 5 days on 20 July 2081 at 20:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 20 July 2081 at 20:22
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 29 July 2081 at 00:39
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 5 August 2081 at 01:24
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 11 August 2081 at 16:32

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 1008 / 1961

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 1008 of Meeus index or 1961 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.32 days

Length of current 1008 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 1009 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠322.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 9 July 2081 at 01:02 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 July 2081 at 19:37 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 376 092 km

Moon is 376 092 km (233 693 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 426 km (251 920 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 10 July 2081 at 22:38 in ♍ Virgo, 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 24 July 2081 at 18:52 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2081 at 12:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.356°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.389° in the next southern standstill on 18 July 2081 at 08:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 20 July 2081 at 20:22 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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