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Moon phase on 21 June 2045 Wednesday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2045 | June 2045

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 47% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 47% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 21 June 2045 at 18:28 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♎ Libra later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1945"

Lunar disc appears visually 3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1945" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 7 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2045 after 7 days on 29 June 2045 at 07:16.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 21 July 2045 at 01:52

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 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 17 June 2045 at 02:09 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 July 2045 at 18:04 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 368 511 km

Moon is 368 511 km (228 982 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 608 km (252 033 mi).

Moon after descending node

2 days after its descending node on 19 June 2045 at 04:27 in ♌ Leo, 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 3 July 2045 at 02:35 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 15 June 2045 at 03:12 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.696°. Next 6 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 7 days

After 7 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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