Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 July 2017 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | July 2017

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

Waning Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1817"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 27 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2017 at 19:26
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 23 July 2017 at 09:46
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 30 July 2017 at 15:23
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 7 August 2017 at 18:11

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 216 / 1169

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.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 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 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠11°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.9°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 394 584 km

The Moon is 394 584 km (245 183 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 238 km (224 463 mi).

Moon before descending node

13 days after ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2017 at 05:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the first to the middle part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 8 July 2017 at 10:49 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.440°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.413° at the point of next northern standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 23 July 2017 at 09:46 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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