Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 22 July 2086 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 18 July 2086 at 21:45.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1829" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2086 after 3 days on 26 July 2086 at 09:24.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1070 of Meeus index or 2023 from Brown series.
Length of current 1070 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 1071 length.
Length of current synodic month is 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠95.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.5°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 17 July 2086 at 04:25 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 July 2086 at 01:59 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 391 893 km (243 511 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 494 km (226 486 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 14:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 4 August 2086 at 08:12 in ♊ Gemini.
At 14:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous North standstill on 8 July 2086 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.447°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.388° in the next southern standstill on 23 July 2086 at 01:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 26 July 2086 at 09:24 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.