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Moon phase on 9 June 2021 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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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 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days 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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 15 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 28 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 924 km

Moon is 404 924 km (251 608 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 960 km (223 669 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 16:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 16:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2021 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.647°. Next 2 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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