Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 12 June 2048 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2048 | June 2048

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 11 June 2048 at 12:50.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2048 after 13 days on 26 June 2048 at 02:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 11 July 2048 at 04:04

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 599 / 1552

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 599 of Meeus index or 1552 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.63 days

Length of current 599 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 600 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠186.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.3°. 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

1 day after point of apogee on 10 June 2048 at 20:20 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2048 at 09:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 408 km

Moon is 404 408 km (251 287 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 914 km (222 397 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 01:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 25 June 2048 at 14:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 11 June 2048 at 06:28 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.745°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.752° in the next southern standstill on 24 June 2048 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 26 June 2048 at 02:08 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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