Crescent ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 23 July 2042 Wednesday 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 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 ∠12° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2042 after 9 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 6 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:11, this is 14 days after last perigee on 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 August 2042 at 18:09 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 404 290 km (251 214 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 118 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 419 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
12 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 24 July 2042 at 06:34 in ♎ Libra.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 15 July 2042 at 16:02 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.092°. Next 6 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 9 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.