Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 27 July 2079 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | July 2079

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 21 July 2079 at 17:54.

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 ∠23° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 16 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 983 / 1936

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 983 of Meeus index or 1936 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 983 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 984 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠12°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠28.8°. 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

1 day after point of perigee on 26 July 2079 at 14:32 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 August 2079 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 366 185 km

Moon is 366 185 km (227 537 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 936 km (251 616 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 21 July 2079 at 12:53 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 August 2079 at 04:34 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.003°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.063° in the next southern standstill on 8 August 2079 at 23:04 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 28 July 2079 at 08:33 in ♌ Leo, 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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