Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 13 June 2015 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days 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 about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1935" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 18 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 26 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 370 464 km (230 196 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 134 km (251 117 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 10 June 2015 at 23:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous South standstill on 3 June 2015 at 21:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.440°. Next 3 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 3 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.