Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 July 2014 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | July 2014

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

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 July 2014 at 11:59.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1887"

Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2014 after 3 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 12 July 2014 at 11:25
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 19 July 2014 at 02:08
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 26 July 2014 at 22:42
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 4 August 2014 at 00:50

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 179 / 1132

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.2°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 30 June 2014 at 19:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 379 942 km

The Moon is 379 942 km (236 085 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 259 km (222 612 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after ascending node on 6 July 2014 at 09:50 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 26 June 2014 at 08:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.035°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.982° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 July 2014 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25 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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