Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 20 July 2042 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 17 July 2042 at 05:52.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 12 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 526 of Meeus index or 1479 from Brown series.
Length of current 526 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 9 minutes. It is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than next lunation 527 length.
Length of current synodic month is 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠88.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠123.3°. 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°).
11 days after point of perigee on 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 July 2042 at 20:11 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 400 389 km (248 790 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 290 km (251 214 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 10 July 2042 at 13:42 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 24 July 2042 at 06:34 in ♎ Libra.
9 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 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.092°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.160° in the next southern standstill on 30 July 2042 at 02:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 12 days on 1 August 2042 at 17:33 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.