Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 13 June 2042 Friday is Waning Crescent, 24 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 11 June 2042 at 01:00.
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 passing about ∠25° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 19 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.
Length of current 524 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 525 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.3°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 22:24, this is 15 days after last apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 367 563 km (228 393 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 055 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 793 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♈ Aries at 12:16 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 27 June 2042 at 04:23 in ♎ Libra.
At 12:16 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
8 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.094°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.070° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2042 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer.
After 4 days on 17 June 2042 at 19:48 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.