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Moon phase on 29 June 2024 Saturday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | June 2024

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 43% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 43% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 28 June 2024 at 21:53 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 21 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2024 at 02:51

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 302 / 1255

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 364 027 km

Moon is 364 027 km (226 196 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 363 km (251 260 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 04:26 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 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 04:26 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.345°. Next 5 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 6 days

After 6 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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