Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 26 July 2079 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2079 | July 2079

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 July 2079 at 17:54.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1889".

Sturgeon Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2079 after 17 days on 12 August 2079 at 17:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

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 983 / 1936

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 983 of Meeus index or 1936 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 27 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠12°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠12°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠28.8°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 14:32. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 11 July 2079 at 01:15 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 7 August 2079 at 14:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 361 454 km

This perigee Moon is 361 454 km (224 597 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 054 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 902 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 21 July 2079 at 12:53 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 3 August 2079 at 04:34 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 06:44 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.003°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.063° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 8 August 2079 at 23:04.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 28 July 2079 at 08:33 in ♌ Leo 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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