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Moon phase on 4 July 2021 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | July 2021

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

Waning Crescent 26% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 1 July 2021 at 21:11.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 19 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2021 at 01:17
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2021 at 10:11
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2021 at 02:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2021 at 13:16

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 265 / 1218

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 265 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 266 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.1°. 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 apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 556 km

Moon is 404 556 km (251 379 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 342 km (251 868 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.631°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.622° in the next northern standstill on 9 July 2021 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 10 July 2021 at 01:17 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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