Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 29 July 2096 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2096 | July 2096

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 27 July 2096 at 05:59.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2096 after 5 days on 4 August 2096 at 05:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 1194 / 2147

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1194 of Meeus index or 2147 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.4 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 39 minutes. It is 2 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 5 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 4 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠47.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠47.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.1°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 28 July 2096 at 13:17 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 August 2096 at 00:11 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 187 km

The Moon is 405 187 km (251 772 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 693 km (229 717 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 04:42 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 11 August 2096 at 17:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 18 July 2096 at 09:23 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠26.342°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-26.382° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 August 2096 at 13:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 4 August 2096 at 05:05 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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