Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 June 2046 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | June 2046

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 27 May 2046 at 17:06.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2046 after 16 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2046 at 15:22
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2046 at 15:27
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 June 2046 at 13:10
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 June 2046 at 10:40

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 573 / 1526

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 573 of Meeus index or 1526 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

Length of current 573 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than next lunation 574 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠239.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠239.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠274°. 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 apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 28 May 2046 at 21:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2046 at 03:54 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 395 905 km

Moon is 395 905 km (246 004 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 663 km (229 698 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 25 May 2046 at 04:58 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2046 at 09:42 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

8 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 before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 21 May 2046 at 18:34 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.705°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.677° in the next northern standstill on 5 June 2046 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 4 June 2046 at 15:22 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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