Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 July 2008 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | July 2008

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 10 July 2008 at 04:35.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1786"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2008 after 1 day on 18 July 2008 at 07:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 18 July 2008 at 07:59
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 25 July 2008 at 18:42
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 1 August 2008 at 10:13
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 8 August 2008 at 20:20

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 105 / 1058

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 105 of Meeus index or 1058 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 50 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠20.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠20.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠39.2°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 14 July 2008 at 04:13 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 29 July 2008 at 23:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 401 311 km

The Moon is 401 311 km (249 363 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 887 km (226 109 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 5 July 2008 at 15:53 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 July 2008 at 03:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 July 2008 at 15:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.566°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.598° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 July 2008 at 06:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 18 July 2008 at 07:59 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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