Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 2 June 2046 Saturday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.

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Lunar calendar 2046 | June 2046

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

Waning Crescent 5% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 5% and getting smaller. The 27 days old Moon is in ♉ Taurus.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 27 May 2046 at 17:06.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♉ Taurus

Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1810"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1810" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 16 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2046 after 16 days on 18 June 2046 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 4 June 2046 at 15:22
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 11 June 2046 at 15:27
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 18 June 2046 at 13:10
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 June 2046 at 10:40

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 573 / 1526

The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 573 of Meeus index or 1526 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.52 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠239.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠239.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠274°.

Moon after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 28 May 2046 at 21:55 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 12 June 2046 at 03:54 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 395 905 km

The Moon is 395 905 km (246 004 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 9 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 663 km (229 698 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 25 May 2046 at 04:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 8 June 2046 at 09:42 in ♌ Leo.

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Draconic month

8 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days since the previous standstill on 21 May 2046 at 18:34 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-26.705°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠26.677° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 June 2046 at 05:17 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 4 June 2046 at 15:22 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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