Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 July 2097 Thursday 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 1 day on 2 July 2097 at 17:05.
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 ∠6° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2097 after 19 days on 24 July 2097 at 09:54.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1205 of Meeus index or 2158 from Brown series.
Length of current 1205 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 44 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2097. It is 18 minutes shorter than next lunation 1206 length.
Length of current synodic month is 6 hours shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 9 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠355.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠10°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2097 at 09:04 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 8 July 2097 at 18:43 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 371 374 km (230 761 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 840 km (222 351 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:44 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 17 July 2097 at 10:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
At 19:44 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
9 days after previous South standstill on 25 June 2097 at 00:31 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.434°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.459° in the next northern standstill on 8 July 2097 at 15:01 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 9 July 2097 at 08:58 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.