Waxing Crescent on

Moon phase on 16 June 2026 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 2 days young Moon is in Cancer.

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Lunar calendar 2026 | June 2026

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

Waxing Crescent 3% illuminated

Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 3% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.

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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 15 June 2026 at 02:54.

Moonrise and moonset

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

Moon in ♋ Cancer

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1964"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1964" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2026 after 13 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 21 June 2026 at 21:55
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 29 June 2026 at 23:57
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 7 July 2026 at 19:29
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 14 July 2026 at 09:43

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 327 / 1280

The Moon is 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 327 of Meeus index or 1280 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2026. It is 1 hour and 4 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 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 14 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠2.5°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠2.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠18°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 14 June 2026 at 23:18 in ♊ Gemini. 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 28 June 2026 at 07:11 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 364 996 km

The Moon is 364 996 km (226 798 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 406 267 km (252 443 mi).

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 7 June 2026 at 06:19 in ♓ Pisces. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 June 2026 at 17:57 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 15 June 2026 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.989°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.988° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 June 2026 at 22:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 13 days

In 13 days on 29 June 2026 at 23:57 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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