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Moon phase on 18 July 2086 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | July 2086

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 46% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 18 July 2086 at 21:45 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2086 after 7 days on 26 July 2086 at 09:24.

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 1070 / 2023

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1070 of Meeus index or 2023 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1070 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 1071 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠95.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠95.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.5°. 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 17 July 2086 at 04:25 in ♎ Libra. 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 29 July 2086 at 01:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 484 km

Moon is 404 484 km (251 335 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 494 km (226 486 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after its descending node on 8 July 2086 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 July 2086 at 14:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 8 July 2086 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.447°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.388° in the next southern standstill on 23 July 2086 at 01:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 7 days

After 7 days on 26 July 2086 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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