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Moon phase on 1 July 2021 Thursday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | July 2021

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 54% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 54% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 1 July 2021 at 21:11 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 22 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 22 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2021 at 01:17
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2021 at 10:11
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2021 at 02:37
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2021 at 13:16

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 265 / 1218

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠230.1°.

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 396 451 km

The Moon is 396 451 km (246 343 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 342 km (251 868 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

21 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 after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.631°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.622° at the point of next northern standstill on 9 July 2021 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 10 July 2021 at 01:17 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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