Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 July 2059 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | July 2059

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

Waxing Crescent 28% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and growing larger. The 5 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 9 July 2059 at 17:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2059 after 9 days on 25 July 2059 at 02:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2059 at 20:34
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 25 July 2059 at 02:24
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2059 at 16:43
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 8 August 2059 at 07:37

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 736 / 1689

The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 736 of Meeus index or 1689 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.57 days

Length of current 736 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 39 minutes. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 737 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 55 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 8 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠119.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠119.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠149.3°. 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 apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 14 July 2059 at 18:59 in ♍ Virgo. 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 26 July 2059 at 20:05 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 082 km

Moon is 405 082 km (251 706 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 361 174 km (224 423 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 5 July 2059 at 17:49 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 July 2059 at 05:06 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 9 July 2059 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.603°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.645° in the next southern standstill on 23 July 2059 at 10:35 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 25 July 2059 at 02:24 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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