Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 July 2022 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% 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 7 July 2022 at 02:14.

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 ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2022 after 2 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 13 July 2022 at 18:37
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 20 July 2022 at 14:18
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 28 July 2022 at 17:55
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 5 August 2022 at 11:06

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 278 / 1231

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 278 of Meeus index or 1231 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes. It is 41 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠178.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠178.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202°.

Moon before apogee

12 days after point of apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 July 2022 at 09:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 707 km

The Moon is 364 707 km (226 618 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 264 km (221 994 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 9 July 2022 at 17:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 July 2022 at 09:21 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, 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 29 June 2022 at 04:06 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.900°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-26.921° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2022 at 21:16 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 13 July 2022 at 18:37 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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