Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 14 July 2055 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 8 July 2055 at 22:11.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2055 after 23 days on 7 August 2055 at 10:57.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 686 of Meeus index or 1639 from Brown series.
Length of current 686 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 687 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠288.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠315.9°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 30 June 2055 at 11:09 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 July 2055 at 07:49 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 405 294 km (251 838 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 416 km (251 292 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 10 July 2055 at 18:14 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 July 2055 at 00:16 in ♌ Leo.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 8 July 2055 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.424°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.410° in the next northern standstill on 22 July 2055 at 22:16 in ♋ Cancer.
After 9 days on 24 July 2055 at 09:48 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.