Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 9 June 2018 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 6 June 2018 at 18:32.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1866" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2018 after 18 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 227 of Meeus index or 1180 from Brown series.
Length of current 227 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 55 minutes. It is 50 minutes longer than next lunation 228 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 49 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 20 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠321.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠340.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
6 days after point of apogee on 2 June 2018 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2018 at 23:55 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 384 062 km (238 645 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 507 km (223 387 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 3 June 2018 at 12:39 in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 16 June 2018 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer.
19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
8 days after previous South standstill on 1 June 2018 at 07:09 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.727°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.754° in the next northern standstill on 15 June 2018 at 00:52 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 13 June 2018 at 19:43 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.