Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 16 July 2014 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 25 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.
Length of current 179 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 180 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
3 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius. 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 28 July 2014 at 03:27 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 366 686 km (227 848 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 570 km (252 631 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 6 July 2014 at 09:50 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 10 July 2014 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.982°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.934° in the next northern standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 26 July 2014 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.