Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 July 2048 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 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 6% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 6% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ∠18° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 16 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 27 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 03:10. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 25 June 2048 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 23 July 2048 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 405 968 km

This apogee Moon is 405 968 km (252 257 mi) away from Earth. It is 560 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 741 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 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

12 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 at northern standstill

At 12:46 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠23.746°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-23.710° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 22 July 2048 at 09:07.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 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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