Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 June 2021 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | June 2021

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

Waning Crescent 38% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 38% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 2 June 2021 at 07:24.

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 in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1816"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 21 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2021 at 10:53
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 18 June 2021 at 03:54
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2021 at 18:40
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2021 at 21:11

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 264 / 1217

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 264 of Meeus index or 1217 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 264 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 265 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠178.9°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠178.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.3°. 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 apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2021 at 01:52 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 394 747 km

Moon is 394 747 km (245 284 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 230 km (252 420 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 26 May 2021 at 19:38 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2021 at 16:42 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

21 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 28 May 2021 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.647°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.640° in the next northern standstill on 12 June 2021 at 04:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 10 June 2021 at 10:53 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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