Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 July 2097 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 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.
Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn 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 Buck Moon of July 2097 after 1 day on 24 July 2097 at 09:54.
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 13 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 21 July 2097 at 14:19 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 August 2097 at 01:35 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 405 327 km (251 859 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 915 km (224 262 mi).
5 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 31 July 2097 at 21:54 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 05:45 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.475°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.559° in its northern standstill point on 5 August 2097 at 00:09 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day 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.