Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 14 June 2018 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | June 2018

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 13 June 2018 at 19:43.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2018 after 13 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 13 July 2018 at 02:48

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 228 / 1181

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 228 of Meeus index or 1181 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 228 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2018. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 229 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:55, this is 12 days after last apogee on 2 June 2018 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 359 507 km

This perigee Moon is 359 507 km (223 387 mi) away from Earth. It is 3 001 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 849 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

10 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 2 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

24 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

13 days after previous South standstill on 1 June 2018 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.727°. Next day 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 13 days

After 13 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53 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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