Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 11 July 2017 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.
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 ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 27 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
5 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 394 584 km (245 183 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 238 km (224 463 mi).
13 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2017 at 05:17 in ♒ Aquarius.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the first to the middle part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 8 July 2017 at 10:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.440°. Next 10 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.
After 11 days on 23 July 2017 at 09:46 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.