Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 9 June 2015 Tuesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 52% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.
* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 9 June 2015 at 15:42 UTC.
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 22 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.
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.
The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 190 of Meeus index or 1143 from Brown series.
Length of current 190 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 191 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
13 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 363 382 km (225 795 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 713 km (229 729 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 28 May 2015 at 14:40 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2015 at 23:30 in ♈ Aries.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
5 days after previous South standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.440°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.457° in the next northern standstill on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini.
After 7 days on 16 June 2015 at 14:05 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.