Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 July 2048 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 July 2048 at 23:58.
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 first ∠0° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 20 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34.
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 599 of Meeus index or 1552 from Brown series.
Length of current 599 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 600 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 25 June 2048 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 8 July 2048 at 03:10 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 398 317 km (247 503 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 968 km (252 257 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 25 June 2048 at 14:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2048 at 07:58 in ♊ Gemini.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 24 June 2048 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.752°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.746° in the next northern standstill on 8 July 2048 at 12:46 in ♊ Gemini.
After 6 days on 11 July 2048 at 04:04 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.