Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 July 2021 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 17 July 2021 at 10:11.
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 is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 1 day on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.
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 13 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.
Length of current 266 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 267 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠264.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 August 2021 at 07:35 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 367 375 km (228 276 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 412 km (251 290 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 15:11 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.643°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.685° in its northern standstill point on 5 August 2021 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 24 July 2021 at 02:37 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.