Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 8 July 2011 at 06:29.
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 is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 1 day on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.
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.
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 142 of Meeus index or 1095 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 22 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠283.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠312.1°.
5 days after point of perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 July 2011 at 22:46 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 378 433 km (235 147 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 358 km (251 256 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 02:27 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 27 July 2011 at 12:03 in ♊ Gemini.
At 02:27 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 12 July 2011 at 16:51 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.383°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.333° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 July 2011 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 15 July 2011 at 06:40 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.