Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 July 2078 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 16 July 2078 at 23:48.
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 ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 6 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 971 of Meeus index or 1924 from Brown series.
Length of current 971 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 972 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠50.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠80.3°. 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 01:21, this is 11 days after last perigee on 6 July 2078 at 02:20 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.
This apogee Moon is 404 149 km (251 127 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2078. It is 1 259 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 98 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 20:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 8 July 2078 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.043°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.072° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2078 at 23:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 6 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.