Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 11 June 2021 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | June 2021

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 ♋ Cancer.

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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 10 June 2021 at 10:53.

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 ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1787"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1787" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 13 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2021 at 01:17

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 265 / 1218

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 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 265 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 266 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.1°. 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

3 days 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 11 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 401 068 km

Moon is 401 068 km (249 212 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 960 km (223 669 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 9 June 2021 at 16:42 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

13 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2021 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.647°. Next day 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 13 days

After 13 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40 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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