Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 July 2048 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | July 2048

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 12% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 12% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 2 July 2048 at 23:58.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 17 days on 25 July 2048 at 09:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 11 July 2048 at 04:04
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 18 July 2048 at 18:31
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 25 July 2048 at 09:34
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 1 August 2048 at 14:30

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 599 / 1552

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 599 of Meeus index or 1552 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠186.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠210.3°.

Moon before perigee

12 days after point of perigee on 25 June 2048 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 July 2048 at 03:10 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 405 087 km

The Moon is 405 087 km (251 709 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 968 km (252 257 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 25 June 2048 at 14:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 July 2048 at 07:58 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

11 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days since the previous standstill on 24 June 2048 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.752°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠23.746° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 July 2048 at 12:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 11 July 2048 at 04:04 in ♋ Cancer the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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