Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 20 July 2062 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 7 days on 13 July 2062 at 11:43.
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.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn 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 Buck Moon of July 2062 after 1 day on 21 July 2062 at 12:47.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 773 of Meeus index or 1726 from Brown series.
Length of current 773 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 48 minutes. It is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than next lunation 774 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 57 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 13 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠358.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠14°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:49, this is 13 days after last perigee on 6 July 2062 at 19:35 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2062 at 04:41 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 330 km (252 482 mi) away from Earth. It is 922 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 379 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 11 July 2062 at 11:24 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2062 at 00:55 in ♓ Pisces.
21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 19 July 2062 at 00:25 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.466°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.542° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2062 at 02:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 21 July 2062 at 12:47 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.