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Moon phase on 16 July 2074 Monday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | July 2074

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 46% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 16 July 2074 at 01:11 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2074 after 21 days on 7 August 2074 at 02:06.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 24 July 2074 at 03:07
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 31 July 2074 at 07:30
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 7 August 2074 at 02:06
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 14 August 2074 at 18:10

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 921 / 1874

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 921 of Meeus index or 1874 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 36 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠218.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠218.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠250.9°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 6 July 2074 at 14:26 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 18 July 2074 at 12:55 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 403 013 km

The Moon is 403 013 km (250 421 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 870 km (251 575 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 9 July 2074 at 19:46 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 July 2074 at 05:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 8 July 2074 at 08:12 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-21.006°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.003° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 July 2074 at 12:38 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 24 July 2074 at 03:07 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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