Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 12 July 2049 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 8 July 2049 at 07:10.
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 ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2049 after 2 days on 15 July 2049 at 02:29.
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 612 of Meeus index or 1565 from Brown series.
Length of current 612 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 17 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2049. It is 6 minutes longer than next lunation 613 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 33 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 30 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠162.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠185.8°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 2 July 2049 at 01:01 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 July 2049 at 07:18 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 368 628 km (229 055 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 060 km (221 867 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 03:19 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 24 July 2049 at 21:01 in ♊ Gemini.
At 03:19 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 19:01 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-22.045°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠22.002° in its northern standstill point on 25 July 2049 at 17:25 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 15 July 2049 at 02:29 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.