Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 16 July 2054 Thursday 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 12 July 2054 at 01:36.
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 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2054 after 3 days on 19 July 2054 at 17:47.
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 674 of Meeus index or 1627 from Brown series.
Length of current 674 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2054. It is 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 675 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠336°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 6 July 2054 at 21:10 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 July 2054 at 05:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 392 671 km (243 994 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 947 km (252 244 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 8 July 2054 at 11:43 in ♌ Leo, 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 22 July 2054 at 09:02 in ♒ Aquarius.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2054 at 00:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.186°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.176° in the next southern standstill on 18 July 2054 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 3 days on 19 July 2054 at 17:47 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.