Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 June 2023 Monday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | June 2023

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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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 10 June 2023 at 19:31.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 20 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 18 June 2023 at 04:37
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 26 June 2023 at 07:50
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2023 at 11:39
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2023 at 01:48

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 289 / 1242

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 289 of Meeus index or 1242 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 289 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 290 length.

Lunation length same as the mean

Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠92.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.4°. 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 693 km

Moon is 371 693 km (230 959 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 385 km (251 895 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 1 June 2023 at 06:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

25 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2023 at 16:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.866°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.833° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 18 June 2023 at 04:37 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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