Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 5 July 2051 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 1 July 2051 at 07:15.
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 about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2051 after 18 days on 23 July 2051 at 16:36.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 636 of Meeus index or 1589 from Brown series.
Length of current 636 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 637 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠70.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
2 days after point of perigee on 2 July 2051 at 20:59 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 July 2051 at 16:49 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 370 201 km (230 032 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 065 km (251 074 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 2 July 2051 at 17:54 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 July 2051 at 09:35 in ♎ Libra.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 23 June 2051 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.227°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.198° in the next northern standstill on 6 July 2051 at 11:58 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 8 July 2051 at 04:09 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.