Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 June 2015 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | June 2015

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

Waning Gibbous 63% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 63% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 2 June 2015 at 16:19.

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 is entering ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 23 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2015 at 15:42
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2015 at 14:05
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 24 June 2015 at 11:03
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 2 July 2015 at 02:20

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 190 / 1143

The Moon is 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 190 of Meeus index or 1143 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 190 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 191 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.1°. 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 before perigee

12 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 364 398 km

Moon is 364 398 km (226 426 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 713 km (229 729 mi).

Moon before descending node

10 days after its ascending node on 28 May 2015 at 14:40 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2015 at 23:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

10 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

4 days after previous South standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.440°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.457° in the next northern standstill on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 16 June 2015 at 14:05 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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