Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 3 July 2081 Thursday 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 4 days on 29 June 2081 at 09:00.
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 first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1854" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2081 after 17 days on 20 July 2081 at 20:22.
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 1007 of Meeus index or 1960 from Brown series.
Length of current 1007 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 43 minutes. It is 1 hour and 3 minutes longer than next lunation 1008 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 1 minute shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 8 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠298.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠322.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
6 days after point of apogee on 27 June 2081 at 03:39 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 9 July 2081 at 01:02 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 386 596 km (240 220 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 443 km (225 833 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 27 June 2081 at 15:47 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2081 at 22:38 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous South standstill on 21 June 2081 at 03:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.324°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.356° in the next northern standstill on 5 July 2081 at 12:53 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 6 July 2081 at 17:44 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.