Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 25 July 2020 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 20 July 2020 at 17:33.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2020 after 9 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 254 of Meeus index or 1207 from Brown series.
Length of current 254 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 9 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 255 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.3°. 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 12 days after last apogee on 12 July 2020 at 19:27 in ♈ Aries. 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 9 August 2020 at 13:51 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 368 367 km (228 893 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 859 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 989 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 days after its ascending node on 18 July 2020 at 12:33 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 31 July 2020 at 09:32 in ♐ Sagittarius.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 19 July 2020 at 11:51 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.069°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.087° in the next southern standstill on 1 August 2020 at 08:47 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 3 August 2020 at 15:59 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.