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Moon phase on 10 July 2018 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | July 2018

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 6 July 2018 at 07:51.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2018 after 17 days on 27 July 2018 at 20:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 13 July 2018 at 02:48
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 19 July 2018 at 19:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 27 July 2018 at 20:20
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 4 August 2018 at 18:18

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 228 / 1181

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 228 of Meeus index or 1181 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 228 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2018. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 229 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2018 at 08:28 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 368 899 km

Moon is 368 899 km (229 223 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 432 km (222 098 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 14 July 2018 at 02:50 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 28 June 2018 at 14:30 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.775°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.761° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2018 at 12:01 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 13 July 2018 at 02:48 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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