Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 June 2017 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | June 2017

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 24 June 2017 at 02:31.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1863"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1863" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 9 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Leo ♌ on 23 July 2017 at 09:46

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 216 / 1169

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 216 of Meeus index or 1169 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 216 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes shorter than next lunation 217 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.9°. 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

6 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 6 July 2017 at 04:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 384 819 km

Moon is 384 819 km (239 115 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 934 km (252 236 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2017 at 05:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days after previous North standstill on 24 June 2017 at 11:12 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.434°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.440° in the next southern standstill on 8 July 2017 at 10:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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