Gibbous ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 28 July 2078 Thursday 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 24 July 2078 at 22:07.
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 about ∠21° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1937" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2078 after 25 days on 23 August 2078 at 08:11.
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 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 18 July 2078 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 August 2078 at 02:41 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 370 006 km (229 911 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 774 km (229 767 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 August 2078 at 08:13 in ♉ Taurus.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2078 at 23:47 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.072°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.132° in the next northern standstill on 5 August 2078 at 00:22 in ♋ Cancer.
After 10 days on 7 August 2078 at 19:52 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.