Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 July 2077 Friday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 12 July 2077 at 18:33.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1898" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2077 after 18 days on 4 August 2077 at 09:46.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 958 of Meeus index or 1911 from Brown series.
Length of current 958 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 46 minutes. It is 1 hour and 51 minutes shorter than next lunation 959 length.
Length of current synodic month is 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠80.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠115.1°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 9 July 2077 at 14:18 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2077 at 07:09 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 377 605 km (234 633 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 036 km (251 678 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 02:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 30 July 2077 at 13:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 02:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2077 at 16:53 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.808°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.808° in the next northern standstill on 18 July 2077 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.
After 3 days on 20 July 2077 at 00:41 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.