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Moon phase on 28 June 2011 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | June 2011

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 9% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller. The 26 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 23 June 2011 at 11:48.

Moonrise and moonset

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 entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1806"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1806" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 16 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 1 July 2011 at 08:54
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 8 July 2011 at 06:29
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 15 July 2011 at 06:40
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 23 July 2011 at 05:02

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 141 / 1094

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 141 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 142 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠248.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠283.1°. 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°).

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 396 805 km

Moon is 396 805 km (246 563 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 566 km (229 638 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.399°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.399° in the next northern standstill on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 1 July 2011 at 08:54 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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