Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 4 July 2042 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1896" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 28 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.
Length of current 525 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 526 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.8°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 378 127 km (234 957 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 567 km (229 638 mi).
7 days after its descending node on 27 June 2042 at 04:23 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 10 July 2042 at 13:42 in ♈ Aries.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.069°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.092° in the next northern standstill on 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 17 July 2042 at 05:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.