Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 July 2021 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | July 2021

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

Waxing Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 17 July 2021 at 10:11.

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 ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 2 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2021 at 02:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2021 at 13:16
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 8 August 2021 at 13:50
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 15 August 2021 at 15:20

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 266 / 1219

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 266 of Meeus index or 1219 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 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 11 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 59 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠230.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠264.3°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:30. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 364 520 km

This perigee Moon is 364 520 km (226 502 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 012 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 836 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 9 July 2021 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.622°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.643° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2021 at 15:11 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37 in ♒ Aquarius 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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