Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 July 2051 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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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 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2051 after 18 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 26 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 2 July 2051 at 20:59 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 July 2051 at 16:49 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 370 201 km

Moon is 370 201 km (230 032 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 065 km (251 074 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 2 July 2051 at 17:54 in ♈ Aries, 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 16 July 2051 at 09:35 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 23 June 2051 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.227°. Next day 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 2 days

After 2 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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