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Moon phase on 11 June 2042 Wednesday is Last Quarter, 22 days old Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | June 2042

Last Quarter phase
Last Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Last Quarter 45% illuminated

Last Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 45% and getting smaller. The 22 days old Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this Last Quarter phase is on 11 June 2042 at 01:00 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon. It is visible to the south in the morning.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♈ Aries later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1970"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1890".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 21 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 17 June 2042 at 19:48
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 25 June 2042 at 11:29
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2042 at 08:09
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2042 at 05:38

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 524 / 1477

The Moon is 22 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.37 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 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 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 18 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠33.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠57.3°.

Moon before apogee

13 days after point of apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 834 km

The Moon is 363 834 km (226 076 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 563 km (228 393 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 2 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2042 at 12:16 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after southern standstill

6 days since the previous standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-28.094°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 6 days to face maximum declination of ∠28.070° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 June 2042 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 17 June 2042 at 19:48 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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