Moon ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 5 July 2024 Friday is New Moon, 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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1856" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 15 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.
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 22:57 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes is the length of new lunation 303. It is 2 hours and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 304 length.
Length of current synodic month is 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠93.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.3°. 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°).
8 days after point of perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 386 159 km (239 948 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 363 km (251 260 mi).
6 days after its ascending node on 29 June 2024 at 04:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 00:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.352°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.404° in its southern standstill point on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.