Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 14 June 2017 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | June 2017

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

Waning Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1825"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 24 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2017 at 11:33
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 June 2017 at 02:31
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 1 July 2017 at 00:51
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 9 July 2017 at 04:07

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 215 / 1168

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 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 58 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 11 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠356°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠11°.

Moon after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 8 June 2017 at 22:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 392 646 km

The Moon is 392 646 km (243 979 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 8 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 938 km (222 412 mi).

Moon before descending node

14 days after ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2017 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the first to the middle part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days since the previous standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.428°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.434° at the point of next northern standstill on 24 June 2017 at 11:12 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 24 June 2017 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer 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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