Crescent ♍ Virgo
Moon phase on 12 June 2024 Wednesday is Waxing Crescent, 6 days young Moon is in Virgo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 6 June 2024 at 12:38.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1777" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 9 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 6 days 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.
Length of current 302 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 303 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93.2°. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 2 June 2024 at 07:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 403 260 km (250 574 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 078 km (251 082 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 2 June 2024 at 03:08 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
4 days after previous North standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.365°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.345° in the next southern standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 9 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.