Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 June 2016 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 May 2016 at 12:12.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2016 after 16 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 5 June 2016 at 03:00
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 12 June 2016 at 08:10
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 June 2016 at 11:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 June 2016 at 18:19

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 202 / 1155

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 202 of Meeus index or 1155 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 202 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2016. It is 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 203 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠10.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.6°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:55, this is 15 days after last apogee on 18 May 2016 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 361 142 km

This perigee Moon is 361 142 km (224 403 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 366 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 214 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 30 May 2016 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 24 May 2016 at 11:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.539°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.575° in the next northern standstill on 6 June 2016 at 09:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 5 June 2016 at 03:00 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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