Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 July 2012 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2012 after 14 days on 2 August 2012 at 03:27.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 154 of Meeus index or 1107 from Brown series.
29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 154. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 155 length.
Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.7°. 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°).
4 days after point of apogee on 13 July 2012 at 16:47 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 July 2012 at 08:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 395 829 km (245 957 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 318 km (228 241 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 14 July 2012 at 20:55 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 July 2012 at 10:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 16 July 2012 at 01:18 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.665°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.592° in the next southern standstill on 29 July 2012 at 12:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.