Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 24 July 2014 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | July 2014

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 19 July 2014 at 02:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1792"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1792" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 17 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 179 / 1132

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 179 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 180 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.2°. 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°).

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 28 July 2014 at 03:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 399 959 km

Moon is 399 959 km (248 523 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 570 km (252 631 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.934°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.827° in the next southern standstill on 7 August 2014 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 26 July 2014 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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