Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 5 July 2078 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | July 2078

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 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 2 July 2078 at 16:25.

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 ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 19 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 9 July 2078 at 10:08
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 16 July 2078 at 23:48
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 24 July 2078 at 22:07
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 31 July 2078 at 21:11

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 970 / 1923

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 970 of Meeus index or 1923 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 44 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠29°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠29°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠50.9°.

Moon before apogee

15 days after point of apogee on 20 June 2078 at 07:41 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 July 2078 at 02:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 363 850 km

The Moon is 363 850 km (226 086 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 366 394 km (227 667 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 06:31 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 06:31 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 25 June 2078 at 16:54 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.037°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.043° at the point of next northern standstill on 8 July 2078 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 3 days

In 3 days on 9 July 2078 at 10:08 in ♋ Cancer 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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