Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 July 2017 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | July 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 23 July 2017 at 09:46.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1901"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1901" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 13 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.

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 217 / 1170

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 217 of Meeus index or 1170 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

Length of current 217 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 minutes shorter than next lunation 218 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠49.5°. 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

3 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 376 973 km

Moon is 376 973 km (234 240 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 026 km (251 671 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 00:46 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 8 August 2017 at 10:56 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 00:46 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.413°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.393° in the next southern standstill on 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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