Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 12 July 2068 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 7 July 2068 at 15:31.
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 ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2068 after 2 days on 15 July 2068 at 02:07.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 847 of Meeus index or 1800 from Brown series.
Length of current 847 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 848 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠99.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠133.3°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2068 at 16:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 July 2068 at 14:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 384 633 km (239 000 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 871 km (226 099 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 11 July 2068 at 06:33 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 July 2068 at 23:15 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 14:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.401°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.350° in its northern standstill point on 25 July 2068 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 15 July 2068 at 02:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.