Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 4 June 2019 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | June 2019

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 ♊ Gemini.

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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 3 June 2019 at 10:02.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1911"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2019 after 12 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2019 at 05:59
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2019 at 08:31
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 25 June 2019 at 09:46
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 2 July 2019 at 19:16

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 240 / 1193

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 240 of Meeus index or 1193 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 240 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 241 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. 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

8 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2019 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 7 June 2019 at 23:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 375 032 km

Moon is 375 032 km (233 034 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 508 km (228 980 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after its descending node on 22 May 2019 at 19:12 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 June 2019 at 22:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, 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 22 May 2019 at 06:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.313°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.361° in the next northern standstill on 5 June 2019 at 12:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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