Yesterday's Moon Phase

Information about the current phase of the moon, and upcoming phases for yesterday.

Moon Phase for Saturday Jul 20th, 2024

The current moon phase for yesterday is the Waxing Gibbous phase.

On this day, the moon is 13.9 days old and 96.83% illuminated with a tilt of 106.798°. The approximate distance from Earth to the moon is 376,749.06 km and the moon sign is Capricorn.

The Moon phase for yesterday is a Waxing Gibbous phase. This is the phase where the moon is more than 50% illuminated but has not yet reached 100% illumination (which would be a Full Moon).

In the Northern Hemisphere, the right side will be illuminated, and in the Southern hemisphere it'll be the left side that is illuminated.

The Waxing Gibbous phase, like all moon phases, will last for just over 7 days. The actual length will vary because of the elliptical shaped orbit of the moon. During this Waxing Gibbous phase the moon will rise in the east in the mid- to late-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset.

Assuming it's a clear night, the Waxing Gibbous moon will then be visible through most of the night before setting just before sunrise.

Fun fact: the word Gibbous was first used in the 14th century and comes from the latin word gibbosus which means humpbacked.

Moon Phase Details - Jul 20th, 2024

Phase: Waxing Gibbous

Moon age: 13.9 days

Moon illumination: 96.83%

Moon tilt: 106.798°

Moon angle: 0.53

Moon distance: 376,749.06 km

Moon sign: Capricorn

Moon Phase Calendar

Want to view the moon phase for a specific date? Use the handy calendar below to find any date you like and see what the current phase of the moon was for that date.

Upcoming Moon Phases

Below are the upcoming moon phase dates and times. For more information on each of the phases, you can click the link to find out more.

Full Moon

21 July

Last Quarter

28 July

New Moon

04 August

First Quarter

12 August