Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 28 July 2018 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Aquarius.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 ∠12° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1890".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2018.
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 229 of Meeus index or 1182 from Brown series.
Length of current 229 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 10 minutes. It is 54 minutes shorter than next lunation 230 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 34 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 35 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 27 July 2018 at 05:44 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2018 at 18:05 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 404 869 km (251 574 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 083 km (222 502 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 27 July 2018 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 August 2018 at 13:40 in ♋ Cancer.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 25 July 2018 at 20:55 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.755°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.757° in the next northern standstill on 8 August 2018 at 22:33 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.