Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 18 June 2020 Thursday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 13 June 2020 at 06:24.
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 ∠25° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1791" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2020 after 16 days on 5 July 2020 at 04:44.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.
Length of current 252 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 253 length.
Length of current synodic month is 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠229.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠263.8°. 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 June 2020 at 02:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 400 205 km (248 676 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 958 km (229 260 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2020 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.
24 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 7 June 2020 at 16:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.069°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.070° in the next northern standstill on 22 June 2020 at 03:56 in ♋ Cancer.
After 2 days on 21 June 2020 at 06:41 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.