Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 29 July 2088 Thursday 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 4 days on 25 July 2088 at 09:54.
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 ∠22° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2088 after 4 days on 2 August 2088 at 13:39.
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 1095 of Meeus index or 2048 from Brown series.
Length of current 1095 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 37 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 1096 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 7 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 2 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠37.4°. 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 13:38, this is 12 days after last perigee on 17 July 2088 at 05:29 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 14 August 2088 at 08:21 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 453 km (251 937 mi) away from Earth. It is 45 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 256 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 25 July 2088 at 07:29 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 August 2088 at 17:40 in ♈ Aries.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 12:39 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.292°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.180° in its northern standstill point on 12 August 2088 at 11:16 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 2 August 2088 at 13:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.