Crescent ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 18 June 2015 Thursday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 16 June 2015 at 14:05.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1823" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.
Length of current 191 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 192 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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°).
8 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 5 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 393 186 km (244 314 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 134 km (251 117 mi).
7 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.457°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.445° in the next southern standstill on 1 July 2015 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.