Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 June 2012 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | June 2012

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 19 June 2012 at 15:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1802"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1802" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2012 after 13 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 19 July 2012 at 04:24

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 154 / 1107

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 154 of Meeus index or 1107 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 154 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 155 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠217.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.7°. 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 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 11 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 397 771 km

Moon is 397 771 km (247 163 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 363 km (225 162 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 July 2012 at 05:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 18 June 2012 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.721°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.701° in the next southern standstill on 2 July 2012 at 03:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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