Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 July 2048 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | July 2048

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 11 July 2048 at 04:04.

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 ∠6° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1801"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 12 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 9 August 2048 at 17:59

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 600 / 1553

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 600 of Meeus index or 1553 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

Length of current 600 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 601 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 ∠210.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠210.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠240.4°. 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

4 days 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 11 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 398 046 km

Moon is 398 046 km (247 334 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 240 km (224 464 mi).

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 9 July 2048 at 07:58 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 July 2048 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

16 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 8 July 2048 at 12:46 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.746°. Next 9 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 12 days

After 12 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34 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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