Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 July 2079 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | July 2079

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

Waxing Crescent 2% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 July 2079 at 08:33.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1921"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 14 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 984 / 1937

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 984 of Meeus index or 1937 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 984 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 34 minutes shorter than next lunation 985 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 15 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 54 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠28.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠28.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.5°. 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

2 days 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 9 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 373 180 km

Moon is 373 180 km (231 883 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 936 km (251 616 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 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 4 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

7 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

3 days after previous North standstill on 26 July 2079 at 06:44 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.003°. Next 10 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 14 days

After 14 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00 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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