Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 18 July 2029 at 14:14.
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 ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2029 after 2 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36.
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.
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 365 of Meeus index or 1318 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 5 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 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°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠279.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠309.2°.
5 days after point of perigee on 18 July 2029 at 11:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 1 August 2029 at 10:42 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 375 979 km (233 623 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 310 km (251 227 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 11:12 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 14 days later on 6 August 2029 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini.
At 11:12 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
1 day since the previous standstill on 22 July 2029 at 07:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.380°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.323° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 August 2029 at 14:53 in ♊ Gemini.
In 2 days on 25 July 2029 at 13:36 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.