Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 29 June 2014 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2014 | June 2014

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

Waxing Crescent 4% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 27 June 2014 at 08:09.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 12 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 26 July 2014 at 22:42

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 179 / 1132

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 179 of Meeus index or 1132 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.61 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 33 minutes. It is 58 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 1 hour and 49 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠144.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠144.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠169.2°.

Moon before perigee

14 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 day, 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 405 013 km

The Moon is 405 013 km (251 663 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 932 km (252 234 mi).

Moon before ascending node

7 days after descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2014 at 09:50 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 26 June 2014 at 08:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.035°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.982° at the point of next southern standstill on 10 July 2014 at 17:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 12 days

In 12 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25 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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