Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 9 July 2048 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 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 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2048 after 15 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

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 599 / 1552

The Moon is 28 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 8 July 2048 at 03:10 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 July 2048 at 16:18 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 404 968 km

The Moon is 404 968 km (251 635 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 14 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 361 240 km (224 464 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 07:58 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 22 July 2048 at 23:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 8 July 2048 at 12:46 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.746°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.710° at the point of next southern standstill on 22 July 2048 at 09:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day 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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