Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 July 2017 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | July 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 39% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 23 July 2017 at 09:46.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1811"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1890".

Sturgeon Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2017 after 9 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 217 / 1170

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 217 of Meeus index or 1170 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.36 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 45 minutes. It is 2 hours and 15 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 59 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠27.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠49.5°.

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of perigee on 21 July 2017 at 17:09 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 2 August 2017 at 17:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 395 808 km

The Moon is 395 808 km (245 944 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 026 km (251 671 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 25 July 2017 at 00:46 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 August 2017 at 10:56 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days since the previous standstill on 21 July 2017 at 22:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.413°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.393° at the point of next southern standstill on 4 August 2017 at 18:17 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 7 August 2017 at 18:11 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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