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Moon phase on 30 June 2024 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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

Waning Crescent 32% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 32% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 28 June 2024 at 21:53.

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 is entering ♈ Aries

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2024 after 20 days on 21 July 2024 at 10:17.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 5 July 2024 at 22:57
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 13 July 2024 at 22:49
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 21 July 2024 at 10:17
  • Last Quarter in Taurus ♉ on 28 July 2024 at 02:51

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 302 / 1255

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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

3 days after point of perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 July 2024 at 08:12 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 365 862 km

The Moon is 365 862 km (227 336 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 363 km (251 260 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after ascending node on 29 June 2024 at 04:26 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 July 2024 at 22:27 in ♎ Libra.

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Draconic month

1 day 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 before northern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.345°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.352° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 July 2024 at 00:08 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 5 July 2024 at 22:57 in ♋ Cancer 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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