Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 July 2078 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.

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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 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days 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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1826"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1826" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 1 day 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

Moderate tide

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.

Lunation 971 / 1924

The Moon is 13 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 18 July 2078 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 392 581 km

The Moon is 392 581 km (243 939 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 774 km (229 767 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 22 July 2078 at 23:47 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.072°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.132° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 August 2078 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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