Moon ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 31 July 2080 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2080.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 996 of Meeus index or 1949 from Brown series.
Length of current 996 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 997 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠357°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠12°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:49, this is 13 days after last perigee on 17 July 2080 at 05:42 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 August 2080 at 15:04 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 406 354 km (252 497 mi) away from Earth. It is 946 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 355 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 21 July 2080 at 20:09 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 August 2080 at 09:26 in ♈ Aries.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 28 July 2080 at 13:41 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.461°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.549° in the next northern standstill on 11 August 2080 at 20:32 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.