Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 4 July 2076 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 1 July 2076 at 07:04.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2076 after 11 days on 16 July 2076 at 10:12.
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 946 of Meeus index or 1899 from Brown series.
Length of current 946 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 1 minute. It is 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 947 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 46 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠145.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠170.2°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:02, this is 15 days after last perigee on 19 June 2076 at 00:36 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 17 July 2076 at 05:58 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 946 km (252 243 mi) away from Earth. It is 538 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 763 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 30 June 2076 at 03:27 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 July 2076 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 1 July 2076 at 09:39 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.319°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.329° in the next southern standstill on 15 July 2076 at 12:55 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 16 July 2076 at 10:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.