Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 July 2024 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | July 2024

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 5 July 2024 at 22:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 8 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 13 July 2024 at 22:49
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2024 at 10:17
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2024 at 02:51
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 4 August 2024 at 11:13

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 303 / 1256

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.51 days

Length of current 303 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 304 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠93.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.3°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:12, this is 14 days after last perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 363 km

This apogee Moon is 404 363 km (251 260 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 045 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 346 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 22:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 26 July 2024 at 05:33 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.352°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.404° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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