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Moon phase on 30 July 2019 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | July 2019

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 25 July 2019 at 01:18.

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 ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1930"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2019 after 16 days on 15 August 2019 at 12:29.

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 241 / 1194

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 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

9 days after point of apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces. 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 2 August 2019 at 07:08 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 422 km

Moon is 371 422 km (230 791 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 398 km (223 320 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:02 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 12 August 2019 at 14:45 in ♑ Capricorn.

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New draconic month

At 17:02 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon in northern standstill

At 08:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.384°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.399° in its southern standstill point on 12 August 2019 at 04:28 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 1 August 2019 at 03:12 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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