Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 June 2016 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 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 5 June 2016 at 03:00.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1870"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 4 July 2016 at 11:01

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 203 / 1156

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 203 of Meeus index or 1156 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 203 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 204 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠27.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.9°. 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

5 days after point of perigee on 3 June 2016 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 383 224 km

Moon is 383 224 km (238 124 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 022 km (251 669 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 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 3 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

23 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 after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 6 June 2016 at 09:13 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.575°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.610° in the next southern standstill on 20 June 2016 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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