Moon* ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 31 July 2023 Monday 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 25 July 2023 at 22:07.
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 ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 1 day on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.
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 291 of Meeus index or 1244 from Brown series.
Length of current 291 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 292 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 22 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 41 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠179.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
11 days after point of apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2023 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 366 217 km (227 557 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 311 km (222 023 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 August 2023 at 02:46 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 30 July 2023 at 11:13 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.924°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.981° in the next northern standstill on 12 August 2023 at 07:39 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 1 August 2023 at 18:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.