Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 30 June 2019 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 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 7% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 7% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 25 June 2019 at 09:46.

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 ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1874"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1874" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2019 after 16 days on 16 July 2019 at 21:38.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 2 July 2019 at 19:16
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 9 July 2019 at 10:55
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 16 July 2019 at 21:38
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 25 July 2019 at 01:18

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 240 / 1193

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 240 of Meeus index or 1193 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 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 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.4°.

Moon before apogee

7 days after point of apogee on 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 July 2019 at 04:54 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 382 453 km

The Moon is 382 453 km (237 645 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 363 729 km (226 011 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 19 June 2019 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 3 July 2019 at 06:53 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

24 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 18 June 2019 at 15:33 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-22.381°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠22.379° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 July 2019 at 22:02 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 2 July 2019 at 19:16 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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