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Moon phase on 6 July 2021 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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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 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 17 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 26 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 327 km

Moon is 405 327 km (251 859 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 520 km (226 502 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 22:41 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 22:41 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.631°. Next 2 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 3 days

After 3 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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