Quarter* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 15 July 2055 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 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.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2055 after 22 days on 7 August 2055 at 10:57.
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 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.
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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:49, this is 14 days after last perigee on 30 June 2055 at 11:09 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 27 July 2055 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo.
This apogee Moon is 404 416 km (251 292 mi) away from Earth. It is 992 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 293 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 July 2055 at 00:16 in ♌ Leo.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 8 July 2055 at 11:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.424°. Next 7 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 8 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.