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Moon phase on 17 June 2012 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | June 2012

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 11 June 2012 at 10:41.

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 ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2012 after 16 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2012 at 15:02
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 27 June 2012 at 03:30
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2012 at 18:52
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 11 July 2012 at 01:48

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 153 / 1106

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 153 of Meeus index or 1106 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 153 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 154 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠191.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠191.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.1°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 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 1 July 2012 at 18:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 894 km

Moon is 404 894 km (251 589 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 14 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 363 km (225 162 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 15:43 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 1 July 2012 at 05:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 4 June 2012 at 17:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.714°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.721° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2012 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 19 June 2012 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini, 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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