Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 June 2045 Saturday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | June 2045

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

Waxing Crescent 8% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 8% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 15 June 2045 at 03:05.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2045 after 11 days on 29 June 2045 at 07:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 June 2045 at 18:28
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 29 June 2045 at 07:16
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 7 July 2045 at 11:31
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 14 July 2045 at 10:28

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 562 / 1515

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 562 of Meeus index or 1515 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 562 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 13 minutes longer than next lunation 563 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠328°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠328°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠345.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 02:09, this is 11 days after last apogee on 5 June 2045 at 03:25 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 2 July 2045 at 18:04 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 362 268 km

This perigee Moon is 362 268 km (225 103 mi) away from Earth. It is 240 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 088 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 5 June 2045 at 23:31 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 June 2045 at 04:27 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days after previous North standstill on 15 June 2045 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.696°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.699° in the next southern standstill on 28 June 2045 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 29 June 2045 at 07:16 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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