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Moon phase on 9 June 2021 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | June 2021

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

7 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 2 June 2021 at 07:24.

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 ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 15 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 10 June 2021 at 10:53
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 18 June 2021 at 03:54
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2021 at 18:40
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2021 at 21:11

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 264 / 1217

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 264 of Meeus index or 1217 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.66 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 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 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠178.9°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠178.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠202.3°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 13 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 924 km

The Moon is 404 924 km (251 608 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 13 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 960 km (223 669 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 16:42 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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New draconic month

At 16:42 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 28 May 2021 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-25.647°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠25.640° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 June 2021 at 04:11 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 1 day

In 1 day on 10 June 2021 at 10:53 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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