Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 8 July 2045 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 7 July 2045 at 11:31.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1841" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2045 after 20 days on 28 July 2045 at 22:11.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 562 of Meeus index or 1515 from Brown series.
Length of current 562 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 13 minutes longer than next lunation 563 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
5 days after point of apogee on 2 July 2045 at 18:04 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 July 2045 at 07:12 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 389 327 km (241 917 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 581 km (222 812 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 3 July 2045 at 02:35 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 July 2045 at 11:05 in ♌ Leo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 28 June 2045 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.699°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.744° in the next northern standstill on 12 July 2045 at 12:55 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 14 July 2045 at 10:28 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.