Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 July 2020 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | July 2020

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

Waxing Gibbous 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 28 June 2020 at 08:16.

Moonrise and moonset

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.

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1917"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1917" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2020 after 1 day on 5 July 2020 at 04:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 5 July 2020 at 04:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 12 July 2020 at 23:29
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 20 July 2020 at 17:33
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2020 at 12:32

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 253 / 1206

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠263.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.9°.

Moon after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 30 June 2020 at 02:09 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 373 857 km

The Moon is 373 857 km (232 304 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 201 km (251 159 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 21 June 2020 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini. 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 4 July 2020 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2020 at 03:56 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.070°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-24.064° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 July 2020 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 5 July 2020 at 04:44 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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