Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 27 June 2042 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2042 | June 2042

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 25 June 2042 at 11:29.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.

Moon in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1772"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1772" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 5 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2042 at 08:09
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 10 July 2042 at 05:38
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 17 July 2042 at 05:52
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 25 July 2042 at 05:01

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 525 / 1478

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 525 of Meeus index or 1478 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.42 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 4 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 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 2 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 29 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠57.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠57.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠88.8°.

Moon after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra. 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 9 July 2042 at 07:47 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 404 580 km

The Moon is 404 580 km (251 394 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 11 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 567 km (229 638 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♎ Libra at 04:23 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 13 days later on 10 July 2042 at 13:42 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

13 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 before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 18 June 2042 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠28.070°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-28.069° at the point of next southern standstill on 2 July 2042 at 18:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 5 days

In 5 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09 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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