Quarter* ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 12 July 2024 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 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.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 8 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 6 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:12, this is 14 days after last perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 363 km (251 260 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 045 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 346 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 22:27 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 26 July 2024 at 05:33 in ♈ Aries.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.352°. Next 6 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 8 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.