Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 June 2016 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

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

Waning Gibbous 90% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02.

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 in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1878"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1878" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2016 after 26 days on 19 July 2016 at 22:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 June 2016 at 18:19
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 4 July 2016 at 11:01
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2016 at 00:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2016 at 22:57

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 203 / 1156

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 July 2016 at 06:45 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 381 717 km

Moon is 381 717 km (237 188 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 983 km (227 411 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo, 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 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 20 June 2016 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.610°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.598° in the next northern standstill on 3 July 2016 at 20:06 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 4 July 2016 at 11:01 in ♋ Cancer, 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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