Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 26 June 2043 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2043 | June 2043

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 ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20.

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 ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1887".

Strawberry Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2043 after 25 days on 22 July 2043 at 03:24.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 30 June 2043 at 02:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 6 July 2043 at 17:51
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 14 July 2043 at 01:47
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 July 2043 at 03:24

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 537 / 1490

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 537 of Meeus index or 1490 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

Length of current 537 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 538 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠15.9°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.6°. 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

7 days after point of apogee on 18 June 2043 at 23:28 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 July 2043 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 384 489 km

Moon is 384 489 km (238 910 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 588 km (225 302 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after its descending node on 15 June 2043 at 09:52 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 29 June 2043 at 18:46 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

23 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

3 days after previous South standstill on 22 June 2043 at 14:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.403°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.429° in the next northern standstill on 5 July 2043 at 19:20 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 10 days

After 10 days on 6 July 2043 at 17:51 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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