Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 July 2066 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | July 2066

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 14 July 2066 at 06:38.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2066 after 16 days on 5 August 2066 at 16:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 22 July 2066 at 10:34
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 30 July 2066 at 02:01
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 5 August 2066 at 16:59
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 12 August 2066 at 20:59

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 822 / 1775

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 822 of Meeus index or 1775 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 822 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 823 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 28 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠183.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠183.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠207°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 19 July 2066 at 16:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2066 at 03:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 372 km

Moon is 405 372 km (251 886 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 710 km (224 135 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♋ Cancer at 16:05 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 3 August 2066 at 08:34 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 18 July 2066 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.725°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.680° in the next southern standstill on 2 August 2066 at 00:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 22 July 2066 at 10:34 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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