Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 23 June 2015 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | June 2015

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

Waxing Crescent 41% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 41% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 16 June 2015 at 14:05.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 8 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 16 July 2015 at 01:24

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 191 / 1144

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 191 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 192 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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 17:01, this is 13 days after last perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces. 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 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 134 km

This apogee Moon is 404 134 km (251 117 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2015. It is 1 274 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 83 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

12 days 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 day, 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

25 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

6 days after previous North standstill on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.457°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.445° in the next southern standstill on 1 July 2015 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20 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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