Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 2 June 2024 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 25 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 30 May 2024 at 17:13.
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 ∠19° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 19 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.
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 25 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 301 of Meeus index or 1254 from Brown series.
Length of current 301 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 4 minutes shorter than next lunation 302 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠36°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠60.7°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 07:23, this is 15 days after last apogee on 17 May 2024 at 19:00 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo.
This perigee Moon is 368 108 km (228 732 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 600 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 248 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 03:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
At 03:08 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
7 days after previous South standstill on 25 May 2024 at 19:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.401°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.365° in the next northern standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini.
After 4 days on 6 June 2024 at 12:38 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.