Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 15 July 2071 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 12 July 2071 at 08:25.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2071 after 26 days on 10 August 2071 at 23:39.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 12 July 2071 at 16:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 26 July 2071 at 17:22 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 401 815 km (249 676 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 370 km (222 059 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2071 at 04:18 in ♓ Pisces.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 10 July 2071 at 15:45 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.403°. Next 9 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.
After 11 days on 27 July 2071 at 00:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.