Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 June 2026 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 91% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 91% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days on 31 May 2026 at 08:45.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1779"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1891".

Flower Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 26 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 8 June 2026 at 10:00
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 15 June 2026 at 02:54
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 June 2026 at 21:55
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 29 June 2026 at 23:57

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 326 / 1279

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 326 of Meeus index or 1279 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 53 minutes. It is 4 minutes longer 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 5 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠347.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠347.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠2.5°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 1 June 2026 at 04:32 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 814 km

The Moon is 402 814 km (250 297 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 357 196 km (221 951 mi).

Moon before ascending node

10 days after descending node on 23 May 2026 at 15:26 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 1 June 2026 at 16:59 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.988°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.989° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 June 2026 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

In 11 days on 15 June 2026 at 02:54 in ♊ Gemini 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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