Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 19 June 2020 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | June 2020

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

Waning Crescent 3% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and getting smaller. The 27 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 13 June 2020 at 06:24.

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 ∠1807"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1807" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2020 after 15 days on 5 July 2020 at 04:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 21 June 2020 at 06:41
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 June 2020 at 08:16
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 5 July 2020 at 04:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 12 July 2020 at 23:29

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 252 / 1205

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 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠229.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠229.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠263.8°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 30 June 2020 at 02:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 396 759 km

The Moon is 396 759 km (246 535 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 368 958 km (229 260 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 days after descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2020 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

25 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, 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 7 June 2020 at 16:22 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-24.069°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠24.070° at the point of next northern standstill on 22 June 2020 at 03:56 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 21 June 2020 at 06:41 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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