Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 July 2016 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | July 2016

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

Waxing Gibbous 73% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 73% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 12 July 2016 at 00:52.

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 ∠19° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1771"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2016 after 5 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2016 at 22:57
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 July 2016 at 23:00
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 2 August 2016 at 20:45
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 10 August 2016 at 18:21

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 204 / 1157

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 204 of Meeus index or 1157 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 35 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠48.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠77.9°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 13 July 2016 at 05:24 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 July 2016 at 11:25 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 833 km

The Moon is 404 833 km (251 552 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 659 km (229 695 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 9 July 2016 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 July 2016 at 07:49 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 3 July 2016 at 20:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.598°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.569° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 July 2016 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57 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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