Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 July 2059 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 17 July 2059 at 20:34.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1839" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2059 after 4 days on 25 July 2059 at 02:24.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 736 of Meeus index or 1689 from Brown series.
Length of current 736 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 737 length.
Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
5 days after point of apogee on 14 July 2059 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 July 2059 at 20:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 389 698 km (242 147 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 174 km (224 423 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 05:06 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 1 August 2059 at 19:16 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 9 July 2059 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.603°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.645° in the next southern standstill on 23 July 2059 at 10:35 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 25 July 2059 at 02:24 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.