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Moon phase on 19 July 2020 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | July 2020

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

Waning Crescent 2% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 12 July 2020 at 23:29.

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 ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1857"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2020 after 15 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 20 July 2020 at 17:33
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2020 at 12:32
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 3 August 2020 at 15:59
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 11 August 2020 at 16:45

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 253 / 1206

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

Length of current 253 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 254 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠263.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.9°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 July 2020 at 04:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 385 898 km

Moon is 385 898 km (239 786 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 367 km (228 893 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 18 July 2020 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 11:51 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠24.069°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-24.087° in its southern standstill point on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 20 July 2020 at 17:33 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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