Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 July 2055 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 63% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 8 July 2055 at 22:11.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon before 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2055 after 22 days on 7 August 2055 at 10:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2055 at 22:15
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 24 July 2055 at 09:48
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 31 July 2055 at 02:11
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 7 August 2055 at 10:57

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 686 / 1639

The Moon is 21 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.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠288.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠288.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠315.9°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 07:49. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 30 June 2055 at 11:09 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 27 July 2055 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 416 km

This apogee Moon is 404 416 km (251 292 mi) away from Earth. It is 992 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 293 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 10 July 2055 at 18:14 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 July 2055 at 00:16 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 8 July 2055 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.424°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.410° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 July 2055 at 22:16 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 24 July 2055 at 09:48 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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