Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 13 June 2042 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | June 2042

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

Waning Crescent 23% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 23% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 11 June 2042 at 01:00.

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 ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 19 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2042 at 19:48
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 June 2042 at 11:29
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2042 at 08:09
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2042 at 05:38

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 524 / 1477

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:24, this is 15 days after last apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 367 563 km

This perigee Moon is 367 563 km (228 393 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 055 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 793 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 12:16 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 27 June 2042 at 04:23 in ♎ Libra.

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New draconic month

At 12:16 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.094°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.070° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2042 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 17 June 2042 at 19:48 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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