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Moon phase on 21 June 2017 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | June 2017

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

Waning Crescent 10% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and getting smaller. The 26 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 17 June 2017 at 11:33.

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 ∠23° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 17 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 17 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 June 2017 at 02:31
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 1 July 2017 at 00:51
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 9 July 2017 at 04:07
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2017 at 19:26

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 215 / 1168

The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 215 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 216 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11°. 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 8 June 2017 at 22:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 364 487 km

Moon is 364 487 km (226 482 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 938 km (222 412 mi).

Moon before ascending node

6 days after its descending node on 15 June 2017 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.428°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.434° in the next northern standstill on 24 June 2017 at 11:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 24 June 2017 at 02:31 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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