Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 18 June 2042 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 14 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 19:48 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes is the length of new lunation 525. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 526 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠88.8°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 381 318 km (236 940 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 088 km (251 089 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2042 at 12:16 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 June 2042 at 04:23 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 08:35 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠28.070°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-28.069° in its southern standstill point on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.