Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 July 2074 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | July 2074

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

Waxing Crescent 6% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 24 July 2074 at 03:07.

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 ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1879"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1879" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2074 after 11 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 922 / 1875

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 922 of Meeus index or 1875 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 922 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 23 minutes longer than next lunation 923 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠250.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠250.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠286°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 18 July 2074 at 12:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 3 August 2074 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 506 km

Moon is 381 506 km (237 057 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 536 km (228 376 mi).

Moon after ascending node

2 days after its ascending node on 24 July 2074 at 05:30 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 August 2074 at 05:19 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2074 at 12:38 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.003°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.001° in the next southern standstill on 4 August 2074 at 17:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06 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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