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Moon phase on 23 June 2068 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | June 2068

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% 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 22 June 2068 at 12:25.

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 ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2068 after 21 days on 15 July 2068 at 02:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2068 at 15:11
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2068 at 15:31
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 15 July 2068 at 02:07
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 21 July 2068 at 17:22

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 846 / 1799

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 846 of Meeus index or 1799 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 846 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 847 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠66°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.8°. 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 after perigee

3 days after point of perigee on 20 June 2068 at 10:58 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 July 2068 at 16:27 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 365 214 km

Moon is 365 214 km (226 933 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 637 km (251 430 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2068 at 23:06 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 June 2068 at 20:13 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, 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 15 June 2068 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.453°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.448° in the next northern standstill on 28 June 2068 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 29 June 2068 at 15:11 in ♋ Cancer, 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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