Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 June 2014 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | June 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

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

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 June 2014 at 08:09.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in ♎ Libra on
  • Full Moon in ♑ Capricorn on
  • Last Quarter in ♈ Aries on
  • New Moon in ♋ Cancer on

Buck Moon after 12 days

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.43% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1887".

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 179 / 1132

Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

Length of current 179 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 minutes shorter than next lunation 180.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠169.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

14 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2014 at 03:34, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of apogee on 30 June 2014 at 19:09.

Distance to Moon 405 013 km

Moon is 405 013 km (251 663 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 14 days, distance is 362 062 km (224 975 mi). Moon moves farther next 1 day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 405 932 km (252 234 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2014 at 09:50.

Draconic month

20 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days after previous North standstill on 26 June 2014 at 08:34, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.035°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 11 days to face South declination of ∠-18.982° in the next southern standstill on 10 July 2014 at 17:29.

Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.

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