Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 28 July 2014 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 July 2014 at 22:42.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 13 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.
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.
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 180 of Meeus index or 1133 from Brown series.
Length of current 180 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 181 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠169.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠192.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 03:27, this is 14 days after last perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 10 August 2014 at 17:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 570 km (252 631 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2014. It is 1 162 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 139 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after its descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.
22 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.934°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.827° in the next southern standstill on 7 August 2014 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.