Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 10 June 2015 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 9 June 2015 at 15:42.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 21 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.
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.
The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 04:39, this is 14 days after last apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 369 713 km (229 729 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest perigee of 2015. It is 7 205 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 643 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 23:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the middle to the last part of it.
6 days after previous South standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.440°. Next 6 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 6 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.