Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 18 July 2069 Thursday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1881" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2069 after 15 days on 2 August 2069 at 23:44.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:13 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 860 of Meeus index or 1813 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 50 minutes is the length of new lunation 860. It is 2 hours and 42 minutes shorter than next lunation 861 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 54 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 15 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.7°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 13 July 2069 at 15:08 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 July 2069 at 04:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 380 999 km (236 742 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 051 km (251 066 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 13 July 2069 at 03:06 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 July 2069 at 17:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous North standstill on 15 July 2069 at 22:08 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.867°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.783° in the next southern standstill on 30 July 2069 at 03:42 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.