Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 21 June 2023 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 3 days young Moon is in Leo.

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Lunar calendar 2023 | June 2023

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

Waxing Crescent 10% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 10% and growing larger. The 3 days young Moon is in ♌ Leo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 18 June 2023 at 04:37.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.

Moon in ♌ Leo

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♌ Leo 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 ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 11 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 11 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 26 June 2023 at 07:50
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2023 at 11:39
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2023 at 01:48
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2023 at 18:32

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 290 / 1243

The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.58 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠127.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.

Moon before perigee

14 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 405 001 km

The Moon is 405 001 km (251 656 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 385 km (251 895 mi).

Moon before descending node

7 days after ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

2 days since the previous standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.833°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.840° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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