Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 4 June 2026 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 85% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 85% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 31 May 2026 at 08:45.

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 ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1791"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1891".

Flower Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 25 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 8 June 2026 at 10:00
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2026 at 02:54
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 June 2026 at 21:55
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 29 June 2026 at 23:57

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 326 / 1279

The Moon is 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 326 of Meeus index or 1279 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

Length of current 326 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 53 minutes. It is 4 minutes longer than next lunation 327 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.5°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠2.5°. 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 apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 1 June 2026 at 04:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 400 188 km

Moon is 400 188 km (248 665 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 196 km (221 951 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 23 May 2026 at 15:26 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days after previous South standstill on 1 June 2026 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.988°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.989° in the next northern standstill on 15 June 2026 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 15 June 2026 at 02:54 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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