Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 31 July 2076 Friday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2076 after 14 days on 14 August 2076 at 17:11.
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 22:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 947 of Meeus index or 1900 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 947. It is 6 minutes shorter than next lunation 948 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 54 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 9 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠170.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠193.2°. 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°).
14 days after point of perigee on 17 July 2076 at 05:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 August 2076 at 00:12 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 405 454 km (251 937 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 563 km (252 627 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 27 July 2076 at 08:20 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 10 August 2076 at 19:54 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.
2 days after previous North standstill on 28 July 2076 at 15:14 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.331°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.400° in the next southern standstill on 11 August 2076 at 22:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.