Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 8 June 2016 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

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

Waxing Crescent 15% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 5 June 2016 at 03:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon is entering ♌ Leo

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1870"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1870" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 11 days

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

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 4 July 2016 at 11:01

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 203 / 1156

The Moon is 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 203 of Meeus index or 1156 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 43 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 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠27.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠48.9°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 3 June 2016 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 383 224 km

The Moon is 383 224 km (238 124 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 022 km (251 669 mi).

Moon before ascending node

9 days after descending node on 30 May 2016 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 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

23 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 after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 6 June 2016 at 09:13 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.575°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.610° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 June 2016 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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