Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 June 2066 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2066 | June 2066

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

Waning Crescent 33% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 14 June 2066 at 19:10.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1837"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1837" and ∠1889".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2066 after 20 days on 7 July 2066 at 09:34.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2066 at 19:15
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 30 June 2066 at 17:59
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 7 July 2066 at 09:34
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 14 July 2066 at 06:38

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 821 / 1774

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 821 of Meeus index or 1774 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.65 days

Length of current 821 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2066. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 822 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠160.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.2°. 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 before apogee

8 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2066 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 June 2066 at 10:28 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 390 117 km

Moon is 390 117 km (242 407 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 486 km (252 579 mi).

Moon before descending node

6 days after its ascending node on 9 June 2066 at 12:08 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 23 June 2066 at 09:49 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

8 days after previous South standstill on 8 June 2066 at 04:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.723°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.724° in the next northern standstill on 21 June 2066 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 22 June 2066 at 19:15 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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