Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 23 July 2054 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 about ∠12° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2054 after 25 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 18 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 22 July 2054 at 05:49 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2054 at 04:47 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 404 365 km (251 261 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 668 km (222 245 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 22 July 2054 at 09:02 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 August 2054 at 20:23 in ♌ Leo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 18 July 2054 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.176°. Next 8 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 11 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.