Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 July 2023 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | July 2023

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 10 July 2023 at 01:48.

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 ∠10° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1793"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 16 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2023 at 18:32
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 July 2023 at 22:07
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 1 August 2023 at 18:31
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 8 August 2023 at 10:28

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 290 / 1243

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 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 290 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 291 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

11 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 399 828 km

Moon is 399 828 km (248 442 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 291 km (252 458 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus, 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 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 02:40 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠27.849°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-27.924° in its southern standstill point on 30 July 2023 at 11:13 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 17 July 2023 at 18:32 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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