Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 June 2014 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | June 2014

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2014 after 26 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 19 June 2014 at 18:39
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 27 June 2014 at 08:09
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 5 July 2014 at 11:59
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 12 July 2014 at 11:25

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 178 / 1131

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 178 of Meeus index or 1131 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

Length of current 178 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 179 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:34, this is 11 days after last apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 June 2014 at 19:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 362 062 km

This perigee Moon is 362 062 km (224 975 mi) away from Earth. It is 446 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 294 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after its ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 13 June 2014 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.033°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.035° in the next northern standstill on 26 June 2014 at 08:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 27 June 2014 at 08:09 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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