Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 July 2015 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | July 2015

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 8 July 2015 at 20:24.

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 is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1856"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 16 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 16 July 2015 at 01:24
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 24 July 2015 at 04:04
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 31 July 2015 at 10:43
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 7 August 2015 at 02:03

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 191 / 1144

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.8°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 July 2015 at 11:02 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 386 275 km

The Moon is 386 275 km (240 020 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 837 km (251 554 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 July 2015 at 19:32 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 04:24 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.417°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.344° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 28 July 2015 at 17:34.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 16 July 2015 at 01:24 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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