Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 July 2015 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | July 2015

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

Waxing Crescent 18% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 16 July 2015 at 01:24.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 10 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 14 August 2015 at 14:54

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 192 / 1145

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 192 of Meeus index or 1145 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 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 45 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.1°.

Moon before perigee

14 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 day, 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 405 220 km

The Moon is 405 220 km (251 792 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 837 km (251 554 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

25 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 after northern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 14 July 2015 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.417°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.344° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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