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July 23rd, 2024: Waning Gibbous

Waning Gibbous

A waning gibbous moon sails over the eastern horizon in the hours between sunset and midnight. It is past full now... appearing less than full but more than half lighted.

What can I say about a waning gibbous moon? Only that it can surprise you if you happen to be out late in the evening. It rises eerily some hours after sunset, glowing redly like a full moon when it is near the horizon. Sometimes it looks like a misshapen clone of a full moon.

Because it comes up late at night, the waning gibbous moon prompts people to start asking, "Where is the moon? I looked for it last night and could not find it." It also initiates a rash of questions seeing the moon during the day. If it rises late at night, you know the waning gibbous moon must set after sunrise. In fact, in the few days after full moon, you will often see the waning gibbous moon in the west in early morning, floating against the pale blue sky.

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July

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
Waning Crescent
2
Waning Crescent
3
Waning Crescent
4
Waning Crescent
5
New Moon
6
New Moon
7
Waxing Crescent
8
Waxing Crescent
9
Waxing Crescent
10
Waxing Crescent
11
Waxing Crescent
12
First Quarter
13
First Quarter
14
Waxing Gibbous
15
Waxing Gibbous
16
Waxing Gibbous
17
Waxing Gibbous
18
Waxing Gibbous
19
Waxing Gibbous
20
Full Moon
21
Waning Gibbous
22
Waning Gibbous
23
Waning Gibbous
24
Waning Gibbous
25
Waning Gibbous
26
Waning Gibbous
27
Waning Gibbous
28
Last Quarter
29
Waning Crescent
30
Waning Crescent