Moon ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 July 2077 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 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 ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1852" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2077 after 16 days on 4 August 2077 at 09:46.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 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°).
8 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 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 25 July 2077 at 07:09 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 387 060 km (240 508 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 036 km (251 678 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 16 July 2077 at 02:42 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 July 2077 at 13:27 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 14:18 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.808°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.863° in its southern standstill point on 2 August 2077 at 02:04 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day 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.