Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 July 2016 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | July 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 4 July 2016 at 11:01.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1885"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1885" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2016 after 14 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2016 at 00:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2016 at 22:57
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 July 2016 at 23:00
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 2 August 2016 at 20:45

Moderate tide

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

Lunation 204 / 1157

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 204 of Meeus index or 1157 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 204 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 205 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠77.9°. 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

4 days after point of perigee on 1 July 2016 at 06:45 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 13 July 2016 at 05:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 380 287 km

Moon is 380 287 km (236 299 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 272 km (251 203 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 July 2016 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

23 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 after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 3 July 2016 at 20:06 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.598°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.569° in the next southern standstill on 18 July 2016 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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