Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 16 July 2043 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 14 July 2043 at 01:47.
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 ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2043 after 5 days on 22 July 2043 at 03:24.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 538 of Meeus index or 1491 from Brown series.
Length of current 538 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 32 minutes. It is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than next lunation 539 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:34, this is 11 days after last perigee on 4 July 2043 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2043 at 05:13 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 404 723 km (251 483 mi) away from Earth. It is 685 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 986 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 12 July 2043 at 12:01 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2043 at 19:43 in ♓ Pisces.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2043 at 19:20 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.429°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.464° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2043 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 5 days on 22 July 2043 at 03:24 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.