Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 2 July 2012 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 27 June 2012 at 03:30.
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 passing about ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2012 after 1 day on 3 July 2012 at 18:52.
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 154 of Meeus index or 1107 from Brown series.
Length of current 154 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 155 length.
Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of perigee on 1 July 2012 at 18:01 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 July 2012 at 16:47 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 366 108 km (227 489 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 783 km (251 520 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 1 July 2012 at 05:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2012 at 20:55 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 03:33 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.701°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.665° in its northern standstill point on 16 July 2012 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 3 July 2012 at 18:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.