Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 July 2086 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2086 | July 2086

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

Waxing Crescent 37% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 37% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 10 July 2086 at 22:02.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2086 after 8 days on 26 July 2086 at 09:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 July 2086 at 21:45
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 26 July 2086 at 09:24
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 2 August 2086 at 01:01
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 9 August 2086 at 10:38

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 1070 / 2023

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 1070 of Meeus index or 2023 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 1070 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 36 minutes. It is 2 hours and 3 minutes shorter than next lunation 1071 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠95.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠95.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠129.5°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 04:25, this is 14 days after last perigee on 2 July 2086 at 04:43 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 29 July 2086 at 01:59 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 547 km

This apogee Moon is 404 547 km (251 374 mi) away from Earth. It is 861 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 162 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 8 July 2086 at 05:01 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 22 July 2086 at 14:50 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 8 July 2086 at 14:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.447°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.388° in the next southern standstill on 23 July 2086 at 01:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 26 July 2086 at 09:24 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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