Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 July 2080 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 2 July 2080 at 04:09.

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 in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2080 after 28 days on 31 July 2080 at 19:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2080 at 06:45
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2080 at 01:21
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 23 July 2080 at 18:40
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2080 at 19:13

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 995 / 1948

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 995 of Meeus index or 1948 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 40 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2080. It is 12 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 6 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠341.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠341.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠357°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 22:07. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 18 June 2080 at 21:12 in ♋ Cancer. 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 17 July 2080 at 05:42 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 406 236 km

This apogee Moon is 406 236 km (252 423 mi) away from Earth. It is 828 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 473 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 24 June 2080 at 18:02 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 July 2080 at 07:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

21 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 1 July 2080 at 08:40 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.365°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.422° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 July 2080 at 11:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 17 July 2080 at 01:21 in ♋ Cancer 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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