Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 6 July 2054 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 July 2054 at 10:34.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2054 after 13 days on 19 July 2054 at 17:47.
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.
The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 674 of Meeus index or 1627 from Brown series.
Length of current 674 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 14 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2054. It is 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 675 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠336°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠352.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:10, this is 12 days after last apogee on 24 June 2054 at 17:32 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 July 2054 at 05:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
This perigee Moon is 360 411 km (223 949 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 097 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 945 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 days after its descending node on 25 June 2054 at 04:56 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 8 July 2054 at 11:43 in ♌ Leo.
25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 5 July 2054 at 00:45 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.186°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.176° in the next southern standstill on 18 July 2054 at 03:03 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 13 days on 19 July 2054 at 17:47 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.