Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 9 July 2017 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1786" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2017.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 216 of Meeus index or 1169 from Brown series.
Length of current 216 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 217 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.9°. 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 apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 401 400 km (249 418 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 238 km (224 463 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo, 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 12 July 2017 at 05:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 8 July 2017 at 10:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.440°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.413° in the next northern standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.