Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 12 July 2097 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 9 July 2097 at 08:58.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2097 after 11 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1206 of Meeus index or 2159 from Brown series.
Length of current 1206 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 minutes shorter than next lunation 1207 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠26.5°. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 8 July 2097 at 18:43 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 21 July 2097 at 14:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 373 566 km (232 123 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 917 km (252 225 mi).
7 days after its ascending node on 4 July 2097 at 19:44 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 July 2097 at 10:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 8 July 2097 at 15:01 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.459°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.475° in the next southern standstill on 22 July 2097 at 05:45 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 11 days on 24 July 2097 at 09:54 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.