Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 2 August 2021 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 31 July 2021 at 13:16.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2021 after 20 days on 22 August 2021 at 12:02.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 266 of Meeus index or 1219 from Brown series.
Length of current 266 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 34 minutes. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 07:35, this is 11 days after last perigee on 21 July 2021 at 10:30 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 August 2021 at 09:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 404 412 km (251 290 mi) away from Earth. It is 996 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 297 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 20 July 2021 at 13:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 August 2021 at 02:51 in ♊ Gemini.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 22 July 2021 at 15:11 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.643°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.685° in the next northern standstill on 5 August 2021 at 16:46 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 8 August 2021 at 13:50 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.