Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 3 June 2016 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

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

Waning Crescent 4% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 May 2016 at 12:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1967"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1967" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2016 after 16 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 5 June 2016 at 03:00
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 12 June 2016 at 08:10
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 June 2016 at 11:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 June 2016 at 18:19

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 202 / 1155

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 202 of Meeus index or 1155 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2016. It is 31 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 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠10.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠27.6°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 10:55. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 18 May 2016 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 361 142 km

This perigee Moon is 361 142 km (224 403 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 366 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 9 214 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

4 days after descending node on 30 May 2016 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 24 May 2016 at 11:16 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.539°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.575° at the point of next northern standstill on 6 June 2016 at 09:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 5 June 2016 at 03:00 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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