Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 20 July 2019 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38.
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 ∠7° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2019 after 26 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
15 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 405 492 km (251 961 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 480 km (251 954 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 16 July 2019 at 09:05 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 July 2019 at 17:02 in ♋ Cancer.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 15 July 2019 at 22:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.375°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.384° in the next northern standstill on 30 July 2019 at 08:10 in ♋ Cancer.
After 11 days on 1 August 2019 at 03:12 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.