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Moon phase on 5 July 2043 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | July 2043

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 ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 30 June 2043 at 02:53.

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 leaving the last ∠4° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2043 after 16 days on 22 July 2043 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 6 July 2043 at 17:51
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 14 July 2043 at 01:47
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 July 2043 at 03:24
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 29 July 2043 at 08:23

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 537 / 1490

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 537 of Meeus index or 1490 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 537 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 538 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.6°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 4 July 2043 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 July 2043 at 14:34 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 316 km

Moon is 366 316 km (227 618 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 723 km (251 483 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 29 June 2043 at 18:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2043 at 12:01 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 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 in northern standstill

At 19:20 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.429°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.464° in its southern standstill point on 19 July 2043 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 6 July 2043 at 17:51 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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