Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 July 2078 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | July 2078

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

Waning Crescent 11% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 11% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 2 July 2078 at 16:25.

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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 18 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 9 July 2078 at 10:08
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 16 July 2078 at 23:48
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 24 July 2078 at 22:07
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2078 at 21:11

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 970 / 1923

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 970 of Meeus index or 1923 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 970 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 971 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠29°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠29°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.9°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:20, this is 15 days after last apogee on 20 June 2078 at 07:41 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 July 2078 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 366 394 km

This perigee Moon is 366 394 km (227 667 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 886 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 962 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 5 July 2078 at 06:31 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2078 at 16:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.037°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.043° in the next northern standstill on 8 July 2078 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 9 July 2078 at 10:08 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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