Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 17 July 2079 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | July 2079

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

Waning Gibbous 89% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 89% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 14 July 2079 at 03:24.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1840"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 26 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 July 2079 at 17:54
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 28 July 2079 at 08:33
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 4 August 2079 at 14:28
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 12 August 2079 at 17:00

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 983 / 1936

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 983 of Meeus index or 1936 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.8°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 11 July 2079 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 26 July 2079 at 14:32 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 389 538 km

The Moon is 389 538 km (242 048 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 454 km (224 597 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 7 July 2079 at 02:33 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 July 2079 at 12:53 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 12 July 2079 at 17:02 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.936°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.003° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 28 July 2079 at 08:33 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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