Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 2 June 2042 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | June 2042

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

Waxing Gibbous 98% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 98% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 26 May 2042 at 18:18.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1800"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2042 after 1 day on 3 June 2042 at 20:48.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 3 June 2042 at 20:48
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 11 June 2042 at 01:00
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2042 at 19:48
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 June 2042 at 11:29

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 524 / 1477

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

Length of current 524 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 525 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠33.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.3°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 398 184 km

Moon is 398 184 km (247 420 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 563 km (228 393 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2042 at 12:16 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

16 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 southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.143°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.094° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 3 June 2042 at 20:48 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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