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Moon phase on 27 June 2016 Monday is Last Quarter, 21 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 53% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 27 June 2016 at 18:19 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1958"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 22 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 July 2016 at 23:00

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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

12 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 3 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 366 071 km

Moon is 366 071 km (227 466 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 983 km (227 411 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 July 2016 at 01:41 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

15 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

6 days after previous South standstill on 20 June 2016 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.610°. Next 6 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 6 days

After 6 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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