Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 21 July 2097 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 16 July 2097 at 06:10.
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.
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 Buck Moon of July 2097 after 2 days on 24 July 2097 at 09:54.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1206 of Meeus index or 2159 from Brown series.
Length of current 1206 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 1207 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 14:19, this is 12 days after last perigee on 8 July 2097 at 18:43 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 6 August 2097 at 01:35 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 917 km (252 225 mi) away from Earth. It is 509 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 792 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 17 July 2097 at 10:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 July 2097 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 8 July 2097 at 15:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.459°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.475° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2097 at 05:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 2 days on 24 July 2097 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.