Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 June 2024 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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

Waning Gibbous 66% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 66% and getting smaller. The 20 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 23 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 28 June 2024 at 21:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 5 July 2024 at 22:57
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 13 July 2024 at 22:49
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2024 at 10:17

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 302 / 1255

The Moon is 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 302 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 303 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠60.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93.2°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:45, this is 12 days after last apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 369 292 km

This perigee Moon is 369 292 km (229 467 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2024. It is 6 784 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 064 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra, 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 29 June 2024 at 04:26 in ♈ Aries.

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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 after southern standstill

5 days after previous South standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.345°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.352° in the next northern standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 5 July 2024 at 22:57 in ♋ Cancer, 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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