Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 July 2019 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 July 2019 at 10:55.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 0% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1887" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2019 after 4 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 241 of Meeus index or 1194 from Brown series.
Length of current 241 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. It is 31 minutes longer than next lunation 242 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
7 days after point of perigee on 5 July 2019 at 04:54 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 379 921 km (236 072 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 480 km (251 954 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 3 July 2019 at 06:53 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 July 2019 at 09:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 2 July 2019 at 22:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.379°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.375° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2019 at 22:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.