Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 9 July 2077 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 6 July 2077 at 01:22.
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 first ∠4° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2077 after 25 days on 4 August 2077 at 09:46.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 958 of Meeus index or 1911 from Brown series.
Length of current 958 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 959 length.
Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠115.1°. 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 perigee on this date at 14:18, this is 12 days after last apogee on 27 June 2077 at 13:19 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2077 at 07:09 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 366 710 km (227 863 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 202 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 646 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its descending node on 3 July 2077 at 07:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 July 2077 at 02:42 in ♊ Gemini.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2077 at 16:53 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.808°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.808° in the next northern standstill on 18 July 2077 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 20 July 2077 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.