Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 2 July 2019 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1921" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2019 after 14 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:16 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 241 of Meeus index or 1194 from Brown series.
29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes is the length of new lunation 241. It is 31 minutes longer than next lunation 242 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
9 days after point of apogee on 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 July 2019 at 04:54 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 373 088 km (231 826 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 729 km (226 011 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 19 June 2019 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 July 2019 at 06:53 in ♋ Cancer.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 22:02 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠22.379°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-22.375° in its southern standstill point on 15 July 2019 at 22:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.