Lunar Report - July 13th, 2017

By:  Gordon Rutherford

Moon distance to earth:238,965 miles
Age moon:19 days
Moon phase:Size of moon decreases
Percentage visible:81%

The Moon today is in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Upcoming main Moon phases
Last Quarter on 16 July 2017 at 19:26
New Moon  on 23 July 2017 at 09:46
First Quarter  on 30 July 2017 at 15:23
Full Moon  on 7 August 2017 at 18:11

Moderate tide
There is medium ocean tide today. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Tropic of Cancer Tide Times
  • High 12:12am
  • Low 06:26am
  • High 12:27pm
  • Low 06:40pm

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