Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 24 July 2087 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 July 2087 at 22:43.
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 ∠22° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2087 after 20 days on 14 August 2087 at 06:54.
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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1082 of Meeus index or 2035 from Brown series.
Length of current 1082 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 49 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than next lunation 1083 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 14 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠37.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠62.7°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 9 July 2087 at 22:18 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 July 2087 at 08:02 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 422 km (225 820 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 392 km (228 908 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 12:18 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 7 August 2087 at 01:46 in ♏ Scorpio.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 13 July 2087 at 01:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.759°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.684° in the next northern standstill on 26 July 2087 at 09:39 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 29 July 2087 at 18:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.