Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 July 2020 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | July 2020

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 ♌ Leo.

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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 20 July 2020 at 17:33.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1905"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2020 after 13 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 254 / 1207

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 254 of Meeus index or 1207 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 254 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 255 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.3°. 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

8 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 3 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 376 310 km

Moon is 376 310 km (233 828 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 367 km (228 893 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days 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 9 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

2 days 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 19 July 2020 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.069°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.087° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59 in ♒ Aquarius, 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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