Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 1 June 2022 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | June 2022

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 May 2022 at 11:30.

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 ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 12 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2022 after 12 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 7 June 2022 at 14:48
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2022 at 11:52
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2022 at 03:11
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2022 at 02:52

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 277 / 1230

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 277 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 278 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

14 days after point of perigee on 17 May 2022 at 15:23 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 405 476 km

Moon is 405 476 km (251 951 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 191 km (252 395 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 29 May 2022 at 02:33 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 22:32 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠26.943°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-26.924° in its southern standstill point on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 12 days

After 12 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52 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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