Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 24 July 2081 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 20 July 2081 at 20:22.
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 ∠13° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2081 after 25 days on 19 August 2081 at 11:15.
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 1008 of Meeus index or 1961 from Brown series.
Length of current 1008 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 1009 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:37, this is 15 days after last perigee on 9 July 2081 at 01:02 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 August 2081 at 03:56 in ♌ Leo.
This apogee Moon is 405 426 km (251 920 mi) away from Earth. It is 18 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 283 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♓ Pisces at 18:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 7 August 2081 at 04:49 in ♍ Virgo.
At 18:52 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous South standstill on 18 July 2081 at 08:57 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.389°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.454° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2081 at 22:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 5 August 2081 at 01:24 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.