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Moon phase on 12 July 2071 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2071.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 884 of Meeus index or 1837 from Brown series.
Length of current 884 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2071. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 885 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:49, this is 14 days after last perigee on 28 June 2071 at 08:00 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 26 July 2071 at 17:22 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 386 km (252 517 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2071. It is 978 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 323 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 3 July 2071 at 14:17 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2071 at 04:18 in ♓ Pisces.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 10 July 2071 at 15:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.403°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.332° in the next northern standstill on 24 July 2071 at 19:33 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.