Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 22 July 2054 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 19 July 2054 at 17:47.
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.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2054 after 26 days on 18 August 2054 at 09:22.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 05:49, this is 15 days after last perigee on 6 July 2054 at 21:10 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2054 at 04:47 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 947 km (252 244 mi) away from Earth. It is 539 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 762 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 09:02 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 4 August 2054 at 20:23 in ♌ Leo.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 18 July 2054 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.176°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.139° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2054 at 11:52 in ♋ Cancer.
After 12 days on 3 August 2054 at 17:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.