Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 July 2048 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | July 2048

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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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 2 July 2048 at 23:58.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 15 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 11 July 2048 at 04:04
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 July 2048 at 18:31
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 25 July 2048 at 09:34
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 1 August 2048 at 14:30

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 599 / 1552

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 599 of Meeus index or 1552 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 599 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 600 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.3°. 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 8 July 2048 at 03:10 in ♊ Gemini. 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 23 July 2048 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 968 km

Moon is 404 968 km (251 635 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 240 km (224 464 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 07:58 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 22 July 2048 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 8 July 2048 at 12:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.746°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.710° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2048 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 11 July 2048 at 04:04 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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