Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 July 2014 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | July 2014

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

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 19 July 2014 at 02:08.

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 ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 18 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 179 / 1132

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 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.2°.

Moon before perigee

10 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 28 July 2014 at 03:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 396 531 km

The Moon is 396 531 km (246 393 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 570 km (252 631 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 15:36 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.934°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.827° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 7 August 2014 at 04:26.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 26 July 2014 at 22:42 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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