Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 July 2018 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | July 2018

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

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53.

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 ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2018 after 24 days on 27 July 2018 at 20:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 6 July 2018 at 07:51
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 13 July 2018 at 02:48
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 19 July 2018 at 19:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 27 July 2018 at 20:20

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 228 / 1181

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 228 of Meeus index or 1181 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2018. It is 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356°.

Moon after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 July 2018 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 399 455 km

The Moon is 399 455 km (248 210 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 432 km (222 098 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 14 July 2018 at 02:50 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 28 June 2018 at 14:30 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.775°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.761° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 July 2018 at 12:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 13 July 2018 at 02:48 in ♋ Cancer 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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