Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 10 July 2021 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2021 after 13 days on 24 July 2021 at 02:37.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 01:17 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 266 of Meeus index or 1219 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes is the length of new lunation 266. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes longer than next lunation 267 length.
Length of current synodic month is 11 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 59 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠230.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠264.3°. 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°).
4 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 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 395 924 km (246 016 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 520 km (226 502 mi).
3 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 9 July 2021 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.622°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.643° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2021 at 15:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.