Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 5 July 2019 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 2 July 2019 at 19:16.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2019 after 11 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 241 of Meeus index or 1194 from Brown series.
Length of current 241 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 56 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:54, this is 11 days after last apogee on 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2019 at 00:01 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 363 729 km (226 011 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 221 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 627 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its ascending node on 3 July 2019 at 06:53 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 July 2019 at 09:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 2 July 2019 at 22:02 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.379°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.375° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2019 at 22:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.