Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 25 June 2012 Monday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | June 2012

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

Waxing Crescent 32% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and growing larger. The 6 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 19 June 2012 at 15:02.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1909"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1909" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2012 after 8 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 27 June 2012 at 03:30
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2012 at 18:52
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 11 July 2012 at 01:48
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 19 July 2012 at 04:24

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 154 / 1107

The Moon is 6 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 154 of Meeus index or 1107 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes. It is 1 hour and 52 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠217.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠217.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠248.7°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 July 2012 at 18:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 375 545 km

The Moon is 375 545 km (233 353 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 363 km (225 162 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 1 July 2012 at 05:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

21 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 18 June 2012 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠21.721°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠-21.701° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 July 2012 at 03:33 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

In 8 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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