Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 June 2011 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | June 2011

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 23 June 2011 at 11:48.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1847"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2011 after 14 days on 15 July 2011 at 06:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 1 July 2011 at 08:54
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 8 July 2011 at 06:29
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 15 July 2011 at 06:40
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 23 July 2011 at 05:02

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 141 / 1094

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠248.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠283.1°.

Moon after apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 July 2011 at 14:04 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 388 113 km

The Moon is 388 113 km (241 162 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 7 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 566 km (229 638 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 04:14 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 12 days later on 13 July 2011 at 02:27 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠23.399°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-23.383° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 July 2011 at 16:51 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 1 July 2011 at 08:54 in ♋ Cancer 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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