Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 4 July 2043 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 30 June 2043 at 02:53.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2043 after 17 days on 22 July 2043 at 03:24.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 537 of Meeus index or 1490 from Brown series.
Length of current 537 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 538 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.6°. 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 16:08, this is 15 days after last apogee on 18 June 2043 at 23:28 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 July 2043 at 14:34 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 362 588 km (225 302 mi) away from Earth. It is 80 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 7 768 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 29 June 2043 at 18:46 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2043 at 12:01 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 22 June 2043 at 14:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.403°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.429° in the next northern standstill on 5 July 2043 at 19:20 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 6 July 2043 at 17:51 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.