Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 July 2088 Friday 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 11 July 2088 at 17:52.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2088 after 17 days on 2 August 2088 at 13:39.
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 1094 of Meeus index or 2047 from Brown series.
Length of current 1094 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2088. It is 52 minutes shorter than next lunation 1095 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠3.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠18.9°. 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°).
14 days after point of apogee on 2 July 2088 at 03:52 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 17 July 2088 at 05:29 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 363 326 km (225 760 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 287 km (223 251 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 12 July 2088 at 16:44 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 July 2088 at 07:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 02:03 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠19.354°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-19.292° in its southern standstill point on 29 July 2088 at 12:39 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 18 July 2088 at 08:38 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.