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Moon phase on 20 June 2014 Friday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | June 2014

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 42% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 42% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 19 June 2014 at 18:39 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1928"

Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1928" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2014 after 21 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 19 July 2014 at 02:08

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 178 / 1131

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2014 at 03:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 June 2014 at 19:09 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 371 834 km

The Moon is 371 834 km (231 047 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 10 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 932 km (252 234 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, 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

11 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 before northern standstill

7 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 5 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 6 days

In 6 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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