Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 July 2019 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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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 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days 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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2019 after 10 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

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 241 / 1194

The Moon is 4 days 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 5 July 2019 at 04:54 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 363 322 km

Moon is 363 322 km (225 758 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 14 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 480 km (251 954 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 3 July 2019 at 06:53 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 July 2019 at 09:05 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 2 July 2019 at 22:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.379°. Next 9 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 10 days

After 10 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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