Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 6 July 2016 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | July 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 5% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 4 July 2016 at 11:01.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1861"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1861" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2016 after 13 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2016 at 00:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2016 at 22:57
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 July 2016 at 23:00
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 2 August 2016 at 20:45

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 204 / 1157

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 204 of Meeus index or 1157 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes. It is 2 hours and 35 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 3 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠48.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠77.9°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 1 July 2016 at 06:45 in ♉ Taurus. 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 13 July 2016 at 05:24 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 385 186 km

The Moon is 385 186 km (239 343 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 272 km (251 203 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 July 2016 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

24 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

2 days since the previous standstill on 3 July 2016 at 20:06 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.598°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.569° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 July 2016 at 03:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57 in ♑ Capricorn 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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