Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 5 June 2015 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | June 2015

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

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% 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 2 June 2015 at 16:19.

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 passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1919"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1919" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 26 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2015 at 15:42
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2015 at 14:05
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 24 June 2015 at 11:03
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 2 July 2015 at 02:20

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 190 / 1143

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 190 of Meeus index or 1143 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠48.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠78.1°.

Moon before apogee

9 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 373 456 km

The Moon is 373 456 km (232 055 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 713 km (229 729 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 28 May 2015 at 14:40 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2015 at 23:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

7 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

1 day since the previous standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.440°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.457° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 16 June 2015 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini 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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