Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 11 July 2023 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 10 July 2023 at 01:48.
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 about ∠7° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1895" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2023 after 21 days on 1 August 2023 at 18:31.
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 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.
Length of current 290 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 291 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 July 2023 at 06:56 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 378 323 km (235 079 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 291 km (252 458 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 01:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 25 July 2023 at 15:05 in ♎ Libra.
At 01:23 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.840°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.849° in the next northern standstill on 16 July 2023 at 02:40 in ♋ Cancer.
After 6 days on 17 July 2023 at 18:32 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.