Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 1 July 2016 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 27 June 2016 at 18:19.
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 passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2016 after 18 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 203 of Meeus index or 1156 from Brown series.
Length of current 203 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 204 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠27.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.9°. 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 perigee on this date at 06:45, this is 15 days after last apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 13 July 2016 at 05:24 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 365 983 km (227 411 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 475 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 373 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after its descending node on 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 July 2016 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 20 June 2016 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.610°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.598° in the next northern standstill on 3 July 2016 at 20:06 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 4 July 2016 at 11:01 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.