Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 30 July 2042 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 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 2042 at 05:01.
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 ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1859" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 2 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.
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 526 of Meeus index or 1479 from Brown series.
Length of current 526 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 527 length.
Length of current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.3°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2042 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 385 633 km (239 621 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 543 km (227 138 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 24 July 2042 at 06:34 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 August 2042 at 14:42 in ♈ Aries.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 02:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.160°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.226° in its northern standstill point on 11 August 2042 at 21:49 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.