Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 June 2014 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 3 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 9% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 27 June 2014 at 08:09.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 11 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 5 July 2014 at 11:59
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 12 July 2014 at 11:25
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 19 July 2014 at 02:08
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 26 July 2014 at 22:42

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

The Moon is 3 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 length.

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 New Moon true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠169.2°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 19:09, this is 15 days after last perigee on 15 June 2014 at 03:34 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 405 932 km

This apogee Moon is 405 932 km (252 234 mi) away from Earth. It is 524 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 777 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2014 at 09:50 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 26 June 2014 at 08:34 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.035°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.982° in the next southern standstill on 10 July 2014 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25 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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