Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 July 2026 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | July 2026

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% 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 14 July 2026 at 09:43.

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 ∠8° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1943"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2026 after 14 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36.

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 328 / 1281

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 328 of Meeus index or 1281 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 328 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 57 minutes shorter than next lunation 329 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠18°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠18°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠36.5°. 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2026 at 07:50 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2026 at 16:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 836 km

Moon is 368 836 km (229 184 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 549 km (251 996 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 4 July 2026 at 07:51 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 July 2026 at 00:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, 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 12 July 2026 at 15:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.033°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.067° in the next southern standstill on 26 July 2026 at 03:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

After 14 days on 29 July 2026 at 14:36 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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