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Moon phase on 2 June 2019 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | June 2019

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

Waning Crescent 1% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and getting smaller. The 28 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 26 May 2019 at 16:33.

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 is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1864"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1864" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2019 after 14 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 3 June 2019 at 10:02
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 10 June 2019 at 05:59
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2019 at 08:31
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 25 June 2019 at 09:46

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 239 / 1192

The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 239 of Meeus index or 1192 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 16 minutes. It is 2 hours and 2 minutes longer 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 1 hour and 28 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 41 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠263°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠263°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠296.1°.

Moon before apogee

6 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2019 at 13:27 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 7 June 2019 at 23:21 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 384 515 km

The Moon is 384 515 km (238 927 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 508 km (228 980 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 22 May 2019 at 19:12 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 5 June 2019 at 22:46 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 22 May 2019 at 06:41 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.313°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.361° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 June 2019 at 12:58 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 3 June 2019 at 10:02 in ♊ Gemini 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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