Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 June 2018 Sunday is Waxing Crescent, 4 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2018 | June 2018

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

Waxing Crescent 19% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 19% 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 13 June 2018 at 19:43.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1965"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 10 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2018 after 10 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 20 June 2018 at 10:51
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 28 June 2018 at 04:53
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 6 July 2018 at 07:51
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 13 July 2018 at 02:48

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 228 / 1181

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 228 of Meeus index or 1181 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.3 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2018. It is 5 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 30 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠340.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠340.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠356°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2018 at 23:55 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 364 728 km

The Moon is 364 728 km (226 631 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 061 km (252 315 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 16 June 2018 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 15 June 2018 at 00:52 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.754°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.775° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 June 2018 at 14:30 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 10 days

In 10 days on 28 June 2018 at 04:53 in ♑ Capricorn 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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