Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 20 June 2017 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | June 2017

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

Waning Crescent 18% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 3 days on 17 June 2017 at 11:33.

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 ∠9° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1955"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1955" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 18 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 18 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2017 at 19:26

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 215 / 1168

The Moon is 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 before apogee

11 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 2 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 366 736 km

The Moon is 366 736 km (227 879 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 938 km (222 412 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 15 June 2017 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

20 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

9 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 3 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 3 days

In 3 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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