Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 June 2059 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | June 2059

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

Waxing Crescent 34% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 6 days on 10 June 2059 at 05:57.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♍ Virgo 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 ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 9 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2059 after 9 days on 25 June 2059 at 18:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 18 June 2059 at 03:55
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 June 2059 at 18:12
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2059 at 10:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 9 July 2059 at 17:58

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 735 / 1688

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 735 of Meeus index or 1688 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 735 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 736 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠84.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of perigee on 2 June 2059 at 22:39 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 17 June 2059 at 01:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 405 385 km

Moon is 405 385 km (251 895 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 358 km (251 256 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after its ascending node on 8 June 2059 at 12:58 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 June 2059 at 23:01 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

7 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days after previous North standstill on 11 June 2059 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.629°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.615° in the next southern standstill on 26 June 2059 at 01:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 25 June 2059 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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