Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 July 2019 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | July 2019

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 2 July 2019 at 19:16.

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 passing about ∠21° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1941"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2019 after 13 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 9 July 2019 at 10:55
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 16 July 2019 at 21:38
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 25 July 2019 at 01:18
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 1 August 2019 at 03:12

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 241 / 1194

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 241 of Meeus index or 1194 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 241 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. It is 31 minutes longer than next lunation 242 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠321.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.5°. 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 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 July 2019 at 04:54 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 369 196 km

Moon is 369 196 km (229 408 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 729 km (226 011 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 06:53 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 16 July 2019 at 09:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 06:53 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 2 July 2019 at 22:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.379°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.375° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2019 at 22:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38 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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