Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 July 2071 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2071 | July 2071

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

Waxing Crescent 40% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 40% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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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 27 June 2071 at 18:21.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1910"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1910" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2071 after 8 days on 12 July 2071 at 08:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 4 July 2071 at 10:02
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 12 July 2071 at 08:25
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 20 July 2071 at 08:52
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 27 July 2071 at 00:56

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 884 / 1837

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 884 of Meeus index or 1837 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 884 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 36 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2071. It is 44 minutes shorter than next lunation 885 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 6 hours and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠350.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠350.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠5.3°. 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 perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 28 June 2071 at 08:00 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 July 2071 at 16:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 375 222 km

Moon is 375 222 km (233 152 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 386 km (252 517 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 14:17 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 18 July 2071 at 04:18 in ♓ Pisces.

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New draconic month

At 14:17 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 27 June 2071 at 07:57 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.410°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.403° in the next southern standstill on 10 July 2071 at 15:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 12 July 2071 at 08:25 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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