Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 June 2014 Sunday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | June 2014

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♒ Aquarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1969"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2014 after 26 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 19 June 2014 at 18:39
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 27 June 2014 at 08:09
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 5 July 2014 at 11:59
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 12 July 2014 at 11:25

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 178 / 1131

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 178 of Meeus index or 1131 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.56 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠112.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠112.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.1°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 03:34. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next apogee on 30 June 2014 at 19:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 362 062 km

This perigee Moon is 362 062 km (224 975 mi) away from Earth. It is 446 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 294 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

6 days after ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 13 June 2014 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.033°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.035° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 June 2014 at 08:34 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 27 June 2014 at 08:09 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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