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Moon phase on 11 July 2015 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | July 2015

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

Waning Crescent 22% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 8 July 2015 at 20:24.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1924"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1924" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 19 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 16 July 2015 at 01:24
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 24 July 2015 at 04:04
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2015 at 10:43
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 7 August 2015 at 02:03

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 191 / 1144

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 191 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 192 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 372 541 km

Moon is 372 541 km (231 486 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 837 km (251 554 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 1 July 2015 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.445°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.417° in the next northern standstill on 14 July 2015 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 16 July 2015 at 01:24 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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