Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 9 July 2081 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 6 July 2081 at 17:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2081 after 11 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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1008 of Meeus index or 1961 from Brown series.
Length of current 1008 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 40 minutes. It is 2 minutes longer than next lunation 1009 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 4 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 5 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠322.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠341.4°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:02, this is 11 days after last apogee on 27 June 2081 at 03:39 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 24 July 2081 at 19:37 in ♓ Pisces.
This perigee Moon is 363 443 km (225 833 mi) away from Earth. It is 935 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 6 913 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
11 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 day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 July 2081 at 22:38 in ♍ Virgo.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 5 July 2081 at 12:53 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.356°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.389° in the next southern standstill on 18 July 2081 at 08:57 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 20 July 2081 at 20:22 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.