Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 June 2018 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.

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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 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days 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 ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2018 after 11 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

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 228 / 1181

The Moon is 3 days 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 after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 14 June 2018 at 23:55 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 363 473 km

Moon is 363 473 km (225 852 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 061 km (252 315 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♋ Cancer at 17:50 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius.

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New draconic month

At 17:50 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 15 June 2018 at 00:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.754°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.775° in the next southern standstill on 28 June 2018 at 14:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 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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