Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 July 2074 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | July 2074

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 28% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 28% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 July 2074 at 01:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Sturgeon Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2074 after 19 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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 12:55. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 6 July 2074 at 14:26 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 3 August 2074 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 870 km

This apogee Moon is 404 870 km (251 575 mi) away from Earth. It is 538 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 839 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after descending node on 9 July 2074 at 19:46 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

21 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

10 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 4 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 5 days

In 5 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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