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Moon phase on 12 June 2018 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | June 2018

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 6 June 2018 at 18:32.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1936"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1936" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2018 after 15 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 13 June 2018 at 19:43
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 20 June 2018 at 10:51
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 28 June 2018 at 04:53
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 6 July 2018 at 07:51

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 227 / 1180

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 227 of Meeus index or 1180 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 227 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 55 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 228 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠321.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of apogee on 2 June 2018 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2018 at 23:55 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 370 313 km

Moon is 370 313 km (230 102 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 507 km (223 387 mi).

Moon before ascending node

8 days after its descending node on 3 June 2018 at 12:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 4 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 June 2018 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

22 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

11 days after previous South standstill on 1 June 2018 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.727°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.754° in the next northern standstill on 15 June 2018 at 00:52 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 13 June 2018 at 19:43 in ♊ Gemini, 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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