Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 July 2051 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 15 July 2051 at 23:21.
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 ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2051 after 3 days on 23 July 2051 at 16:36.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 637 of Meeus index or 1590 from Brown series.
Length of current 637 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 638 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 15 July 2051 at 16:49 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 28 July 2051 at 00:46 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 394 690 km (245 249 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 220 km (228 801 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 16 July 2051 at 09:35 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 29 July 2051 at 18:33 in ♈ Aries.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 20:52 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.133°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.057° in its northern standstill point on 2 August 2051 at 19:38 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 23 July 2051 at 16:36 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.