Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 July 2051 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | July 2051

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

Waning Crescent 36% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 36% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 1 July 2051 at 07:15.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

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 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2051 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 20:59, this is 14 days after last apogee on 17 June 2051 at 22:14 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 July 2051 at 16:49 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 369 221 km

This perigee Moon is 369 221 km (229 423 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2051. It is 6 713 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 135 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 17:54 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 16 July 2051 at 09:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days after previous South standstill on 23 June 2051 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.227°. Next 3 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 5 days

After 5 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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