Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 June 2015 Friday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | June 2015

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

Waning Crescent 20% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 20% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 9 June 2015 at 15:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♉ Taurus later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1952"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1952" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 19 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 8 July 2015 at 20:24

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 190 / 1143

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 367 168 km

Moon is 367 168 km (228 148 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 134 km (251 117 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 10 June 2015 at 23:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

14 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 before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.440°. Next 4 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 4 days

After 4 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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