Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 July 2011 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | July 2011

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

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 8 July 2011 at 06:29.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1871"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 1 day on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 15 July 2011 at 06:40
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 23 July 2011 at 05:02
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 30 July 2011 at 18:40
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 6 August 2011 at 11:08

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 142 / 1095

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 142 of Meeus index or 1095 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

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°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

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.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠283.1°

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°.

Moon after perigee

6 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 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 July 2011 at 22:46 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 383 199 km

The Moon is 383 199 km (238 109 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 358 km (251 256 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 13 July 2011 at 02:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 27 July 2011 at 12:03 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

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 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.333° at the point of next northern standstill on 27 July 2011 at 03:02 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

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.

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