Quarter ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 26 July 2024 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2024 after 24 days on 19 August 2024 at 18:26.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 24 July 2024 at 05:43 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 9 August 2024 at 01:32 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 363 546 km (225 897 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 298 km (251 841 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 05:33 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 9 August 2024 at 01:06 in ♎ Libra.
At 05:33 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 19 July 2024 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.404°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.455° in the next northern standstill on 1 August 2024 at 05:59 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 4 August 2024 at 11:13 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.