Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 June 2009 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | June 2009

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

Waning Crescent 34% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% 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 15 June 2009 at 22:15.

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 ∠15° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1865"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1865" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 19 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 19 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2009 at 19:35
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 29 June 2009 at 11:28
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 7 July 2009 at 09:21
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 15 July 2009 at 09:53

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 116 / 1069

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 116 of Meeus index or 1069 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.4°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 384 264 km

The Moon is 384 264 km (238 771 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 018 km (222 462 mi).

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

6 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.429°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.446° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 June 2009 at 02:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 22 June 2009 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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