Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 18 June 2074 Monday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | June 2074

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

Waning Crescent 30% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 30% and getting smaller. The 24 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 16 June 2074 at 09:57.

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 ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1783"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1783" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2074 after 20 days on 8 July 2074 at 17:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 June 2074 at 13:38
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 2 July 2074 at 02:22
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 8 July 2074 at 17:05
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2074 at 01:11

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 920 / 1873

The Moon is 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 920 of Meeus index or 1873 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

Length of current 920 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer than next lunation 921 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

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

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠193.2°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠218.8°. 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

10 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2074 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 20 June 2074 at 21:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 402 017 km

Moon is 402 017 km (249 802 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 879 km (252 202 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after its descending node on 12 June 2074 at 10:42 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 June 2074 at 23:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

7 days after previous South standstill on 10 June 2074 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.986°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.016° in the next northern standstill on 25 June 2074 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 24 June 2074 at 13:38 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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