Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 18 July 2078 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | July 2078

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 64% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 64% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 16 July 2078 at 23:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 6 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 24 July 2078 at 22:07
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2078 at 21:11
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 7 August 2078 at 19:52
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 15 August 2078 at 17:34

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 971 / 1924

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.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 43 minutes. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠50.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠50.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠80.3°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 01:21. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 6 July 2078 at 02:20 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 149 km

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 further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 98 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 20:35 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 8 July 2078 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.043°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.072° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2078 at 23:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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