Moon ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 8 July 2021 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 1 July 2021 at 21:11.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1782" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 15 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.
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.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.
Length of current 265 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 266 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.1°. 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°).
2 days after point of apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 402 292 km (249 973 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 520 km (226 502 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.631°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.622° in the next northern standstill on 9 July 2021 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 10 July 2021 at 01:17 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.