Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 7 June 2024 Friday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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

Waxing Crescent 1% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 1% and growing larger. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after New Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 6 June 2024 at 12:38.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon is entering ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1867"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 14 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 14 June 2024 at 05:18
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2024 at 01:08
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 28 June 2024 at 21:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 5 July 2024 at 22:57

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 302 / 1255

The Moon is 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 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 shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 45 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠60.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠93.2°.

Moon after perigee

5 days after point of perigee on 2 June 2024 at 07:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 383 891 km

The Moon is 383 891 km (238 539 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 078 km (251 082 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 2 June 2024 at 03:08 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon at northern standstill

At 16:40 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠28.365°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-28.345° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 22 June 2024 at 02:41.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08 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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