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Moon phase on 31 July 2016 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | July 2016

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

Waning Crescent 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 26 July 2016 at 23:00.

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 ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1920"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1920" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2016 after 17 days on 18 August 2016 at 09:27.

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 204 / 1157

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 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 27 July 2016 at 11:25 in ♉ Taurus. 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 10 August 2016 at 00:05 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 373 294 km

Moon is 373 294 km (231 954 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 266 km (251 199 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 23 July 2016 at 07:49 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 August 2016 at 07:48 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

22 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 in northern standstill

At 04:53 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.529°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.481° in its southern standstill point on 14 August 2016 at 13:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 2 August 2016 at 20:45 in ♌ Leo, 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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