Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 12 July 2051 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 8 July 2051 at 04:09.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1790" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2051 after 11 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 637 of Meeus index or 1590 from Brown series.
Length of current 637 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 56 minutes. It is 2 hours and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 638 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 48 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 21 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠70.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. 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°).
9 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 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 July 2051 at 16:49 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 400 473 km (248 842 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 065 km (251 074 mi).
9 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 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 July 2051 at 09:35 in ♎ Libra.
23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
6 days after previous North standstill on 6 July 2051 at 11:58 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.198°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.133° in the next southern standstill on 20 July 2051 at 20:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 23 July 2051 at 16:36 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.