Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 July 2042 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | July 2042

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

Waxing Gibbous 88% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and growing larger. The 11 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 25 July 2042 at 05:01.

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 ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1836"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 3 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 526 / 1479

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 526 of Meeus index or 1479 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 34 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠88.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠88.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠123.3°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 August 2042 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 390 425 km

The Moon is 390 425 km (242 599 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 543 km (227 138 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 24 July 2042 at 06:34 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 August 2042 at 14:42 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days since the previous standstill on 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.092°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-28.160° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 July 2042 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33 in ♒ Aquarius 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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