Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 July 2020 Saturday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Capricorn.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 first ∠4° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1894" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2020.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.
Length of current 253 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 254 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.9°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 30 June 2020 at 02:09 in ♏ Scorpio. 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 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 378 367 km (235 106 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 201 km (251 159 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 18 July 2020 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 22 June 2020 at 03:56 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.070°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.064° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2020 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.