Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 June 2042 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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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 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 25 June 2042 at 11:29.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 5 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2042 at 08:09
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2042 at 05:38
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2042 at 05:52
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 25 July 2042 at 05:01

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 525 / 1478

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

Length of current 525 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 526 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠57.3°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.8°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 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 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 580 km

Moon is 404 580 km (251 394 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 567 km (229 638 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 04:23 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 10 July 2042 at 13:42 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2042 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.070°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.069° in the next southern standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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