Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 July 2048 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | July 2048

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

Waxing Gibbous 95% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 95% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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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 18 July 2048 at 18:31.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 1 day on 25 July 2048 at 09:34.

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 600 / 1553

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 600 of Meeus index or 1553 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠210.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠210.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠240.4°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 16:18. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 8 July 2048 at 03:10 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 4 August 2048 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 361 240 km

This perigee Moon is 361 240 km (224 464 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 268 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 116 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 22 July 2048 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 August 2048 at 13:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 22 July 2048 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.710°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.656° at the point of next northern standstill on 4 August 2048 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 25 July 2048 at 09:34 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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