Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 15 July 2020 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | July 2020

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

Waning Crescent 27% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 27% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 12 July 2020 at 23:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1784"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2020 after 19 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 20 July 2020 at 17:33
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 27 July 2020 at 12:32
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 3 August 2020 at 15:59
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 11 August 2020 at 16:45

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 253 / 1206

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.45 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠263.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.9°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 25 July 2020 at 04:54 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 401 862 km

The Moon is 401 862 km (249 705 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 367 km (228 893 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 4 July 2020 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 18 July 2020 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

24 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 5 July 2020 at 01:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.064°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.069° at the point of next northern standstill on 19 July 2020 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 20 July 2020 at 17:33 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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