Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 July 2088 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2088 | July 2088

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 ♐ Sagittarius.

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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 25 June 2088 at 20:29.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2088 after 1 day on 3 July 2088 at 23:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2088 at 23:22
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 11 July 2088 at 17:52
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 18 July 2088 at 08:38
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 25 July 2088 at 09:54

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 1094 / 2047

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 1094 of Meeus index or 2047 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 1094 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2088. It is 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 1095 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠3.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.9°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:52, this is 13 days after last perigee on 18 June 2088 at 20:56 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 July 2088 at 05:29 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 181 km

This apogee Moon is 406 181 km (252 389 mi) away from Earth. It is 773 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 528 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after its ascending node on 28 June 2088 at 05:57 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2088 at 16:44 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 04:58 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.425°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.354° in its northern standstill point on 16 July 2088 at 02:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 3 July 2088 at 23:22 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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