Quarter* ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 31 July 2048 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1809" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2048 after 23 days on 23 August 2048 at 18:07.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 600 of Meeus index or 1553 from Brown series.
Length of current 600 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 601 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠240.4°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 23 July 2048 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 4 August 2048 at 17:05 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 396 124 km (246 140 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 004 km (251 658 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 22 July 2048 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 August 2048 at 13:07 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2048 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.710°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.656° in the next northern standstill on 4 August 2048 at 20:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 9 days on 9 August 2048 at 17:59 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.