Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 June 2023 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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

Waxing Gibbous 80% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 80% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 26 June 2023 at 07:50.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1863"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 3 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2023 at 11:39
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2023 at 01:48
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2023 at 18:32
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 July 2023 at 22:07

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 290 / 1243

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 384 652 km

The Moon is 384 652 km (239 012 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 151 km (223 787 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 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

10 days since the previous standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.833°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.840° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39 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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