Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 7 July 2078 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 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 ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1946" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2078 after 17 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 27 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 6 July 2078 at 02:20 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 18 July 2078 at 01:21 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 368 318 km (228 862 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 149 km (251 127 mi).
2 days 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 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 July 2078 at 20:35 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2078 at 16:54 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.037°. Next day 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 1 day 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.