Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 16 July 2068 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 15 July 2068 at 02:07.
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 ∠14° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1951" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2068 after 27 days on 13 August 2068 at 09:51.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 17 July 2068 at 14:05 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 367 396 km (228 289 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 871 km (226 099 mi).
5 days 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 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 July 2068 at 23:15 in ♉ Taurus.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 12 July 2068 at 14:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.401°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.350° in the next northern standstill on 25 July 2068 at 08:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 29 July 2068 at 03:55 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.