Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 21 July 2015 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 16 July 2015 at 01:24.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 9 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43.
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.
The Moon is 5 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.
Length of current 192 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 29 minutes. It is 2 hours and 19 minutes shorter than next lunation 193 length.
Length of current synodic month is 45 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 18 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 11:02, this is 15 days after last perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 2 August 2015 at 10:11 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 837 km (251 554 mi) away from Earth. It is 571 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 872 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 19:32 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 4 August 2015 at 02:53 in ♈ Aries.
At 19:32 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous North standstill on 14 July 2015 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.417°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.344° in the next southern standstill on 28 July 2015 at 17:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 9 days on 31 July 2015 at 10:43 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.