Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 June 2078 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | June 2078

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 3 June 2078 at 10:38.

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 ♉ Taurus

Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♊ Gemini later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2078 after 16 days on 25 June 2078 at 10:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2078 at 01:49
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 17 June 2078 at 07:08
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 25 June 2078 at 10:22
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2078 at 16:25

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 969 / 1922

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 969 of Meeus index or 1922 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 969 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 53 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2078. It is 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 970 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠11.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠11.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠29°. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:36, this is 15 days after last apogee on 23 May 2078 at 17:11 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 20 June 2078 at 07:41 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 361 533 km

This perigee Moon is 361 533 km (224 646 mi) away from Earth. It is 975 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 823 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♉ Taurus at 00:37 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 21 June 2078 at 16:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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New draconic month

At 00:37 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before northern standstill

10 days after previous South standstill on 29 May 2078 at 11:05 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.084°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.059° in the next northern standstill on 11 June 2078 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 10 June 2078 at 01:49 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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