Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 2 July 2045 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 29 June 2045 at 07:16.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2045 after 26 days on 28 July 2045 at 22:11.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 562 of Meeus index or 1515 from Brown series.
Length of current 562 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 13 minutes longer than next lunation 563 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 18:04, this is 15 days after last perigee on 17 June 2045 at 02:09 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 15 July 2045 at 07:12 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 608 km (252 033 mi) away from Earth. It is 200 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 101 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
13 days after its descending node on 19 June 2045 at 04:27 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 July 2045 at 02:35 in ♒ Aquarius.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 28 June 2045 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.699°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.744° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2045 at 12:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 14 July 2045 at 10:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.