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Moon phase on 21 July 2100 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Buck of July 2100.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1243 of Meeus index or 2196 from Brown series.
Length of current 1243 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 7 minutes longer than next lunation 1244 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠261°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠294.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
4 days after point of perigee on 16 July 2100 at 14:15 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 29 July 2100 at 04:16 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 381 392 km (236 986 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 176 km (251 143 mi).
9 days after its descending node on 11 July 2100 at 12:42 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 July 2100 at 11:05 in ♓ Pisces.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2100 at 03:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.246°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.293° in the next northern standstill on 2 August 2100 at 09:03 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.