Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 24 June 2019 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 21 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | June 2019

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

Waning Gibbous 59% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 59% and getting smaller. The 21 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 7 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon before 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2019 after 22 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 25 June 2019 at 09:46
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 2 July 2019 at 19:16
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 9 July 2019 at 10:55
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 16 July 2019 at 21:38

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 21 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 July 2019 at 04:54 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 404 536 km

Moon is 404 536 km (251 367 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 363 729 km (226 011 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 19 June 2019 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 July 2019 at 06:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

18 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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 18 June 2019 at 15:33 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.381°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.379° in the next northern standstill on 2 July 2019 at 22:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 2 July 2019 at 19:16 in ♋ Cancer, 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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