Quarter* ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 July 2042 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 6 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.
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 ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 23 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33.
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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.
Length of current 525 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 526 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.8°. 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 perigee on this date at 07:47, this is 13 days after last apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 369 567 km (229 638 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2042. It is 7 059 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 789 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its descending node on 27 June 2042 at 04:23 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 10 July 2042 at 13:42 in ♈ Aries.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.069°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.092° in the next northern standstill on 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 17 July 2042 at 05:52 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.