Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 26 July 2055 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 24 July 2055 at 09:48.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2055 after 11 days on 7 August 2055 at 10:57.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 687 of Meeus index or 1640 from Brown series.
Length of current 687 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. It is 22 minutes longer than next lunation 688 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠315.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.4°. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 15 July 2055 at 07:49 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 July 2055 at 04:56 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 366 308 km (227 613 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 935 km (226 760 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 25 July 2055 at 00:16 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 7 August 2055 at 01:42 in ♒ Aquarius.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 22 July 2055 at 22:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.410°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.399° in the next southern standstill on 4 August 2055 at 18:05 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 7 August 2055 at 10:57 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.