N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions for 7/1

MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Current Planetary Positions

July 01, 2019
01:25 pm GMT (8:25 AM CDT)
Tropical Zodiac

Sun:09 Cancer 26
Moon:22 Gemini 59
Mercury:02 Leo 53
Venus:27 Gemini 27
Mars:29 Cancer 44
Jupiter:16 Sagittarius 56 Rx
Saturn:17 Capricorn 49 Rx
Uranus:05 Taurus 55
Neptune:18 Pisces 42 Rx
Pluto:22 Capricorn 12 Rx