Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 July 2100 Friday 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 3 days on 29 June 2100 at 11:52.
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 ∠14° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2100 after 18 days on 21 July 2100 at 10:12.
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 1242 of Meeus index or 2195 from Brown series.
Length of current 1242 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 35 minutes. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than next lunation 1243 length.
Length of current synodic month is 9 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠227.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠261°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
1 day after point of apogee on 1 July 2100 at 09:51 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 14 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 July 2100 at 14:15 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 405 049 km (251 686 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 737 km (229 123 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 27 June 2100 at 05:37 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 11 July 2100 at 12:42 in ♍ Virgo.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 21 June 2100 at 19:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.185°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.198° in the next northern standstill on 6 July 2100 at 01:14 in ♊ Gemini.
After 5 days on 7 July 2100 at 12:06 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.