Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 10 June 2048 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | June 2048

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 3 June 2048 at 12:05.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2048 after 15 days on 26 June 2048 at 02:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 11 June 2048 at 12:50
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 19 June 2048 at 10:49
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 26 June 2048 at 02:08
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2048 at 23:58

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 598 / 1551

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 598 of Meeus index or 1551 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

Length of current 598 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2048. It is 38 minutes longer than next lunation 599 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠163°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠163°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠186.1°. 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 apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 20:20, this is 13 days after last perigee on 27 May 2048 at 23:56 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2048 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 406 480 km

This apogee Moon is 406 480 km (252 575 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2048. It is 1 072 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 229 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 29 May 2048 at 03:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 12 June 2048 at 01:40 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2048 at 12:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.749°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.745° in the next northern standstill on 11 June 2048 at 06:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 11 June 2048 at 12:50 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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