Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 6 July 2078 Wednesday 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 2 July 2078 at 16:25.
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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 18 days on 24 July 2078 at 22:07.
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 970 of Meeus index or 1923 from Brown series.
Length of current 970 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 971 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠29°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.9°. 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 perigee on this date at 02:20, this is 15 days after last apogee on 20 June 2078 at 07:41 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 18 July 2078 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
This perigee Moon is 366 394 km (227 667 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 886 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 962 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its ascending node on 5 July 2078 at 06:31 in ♉ Taurus, 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 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2078 at 16:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.037°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.043° in the next northern standstill on 8 July 2078 at 17:05 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 9 July 2078 at 10:08 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.