Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 9 July 2024 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 July 2024 at 22:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1784" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 11 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 303 of Meeus index or 1256 from Brown series.
Length of current 303 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 16 minutes. 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°).
12 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 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 401 872 km (249 712 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 363 km (251 260 mi).
10 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.352°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.404° in the next southern standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.