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Moon phase on 1 July 2051 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | July 2051

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 48% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 48% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 July 2051 at 07:15 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2051 after 22 days on 23 July 2051 at 16:36.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 8 July 2051 at 04:09
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 15 July 2051 at 23:21
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 23 July 2051 at 16:36
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 30 July 2051 at 11:52

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 636 / 1589

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 636 of Meeus index or 1589 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 636 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 637 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠43.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠70.2°. 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 before perigee

13 days after point of apogee on 17 June 2051 at 22:14 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 July 2051 at 20:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 421 km

Moon is 363 421 km (225 819 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 221 km (229 423 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 19 June 2051 at 06:50 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 2 July 2051 at 17:54 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 23 June 2051 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.227°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.198° in the next northern standstill on 6 July 2051 at 11:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 8 July 2051 at 04:09 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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