Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 15 July 2096 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 13 July 2096 at 00:05.
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 ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2096 after 19 days on 4 August 2096 at 05:05.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1193 of Meeus index or 2146 from Brown series.
Length of current 1193 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 9 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 1194 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 34 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠26.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠47.7°. 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 30 June 2096 at 19:58 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 16 July 2096 at 15:28 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 408 km (225 811 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 786 km (227 289 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 15:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 29 July 2096 at 04:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 15:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous South standstill on 5 July 2096 at 06:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.318°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.342° in the next northern standstill on 18 July 2096 at 09:23 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 19 July 2096 at 17:20 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.