Waning Crescent on

Moon phase on 17 June 2074 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aries.

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Lunar calendar 2074 | June 2074

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

Waning Crescent 39% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 39% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♈ Aries.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 16 June 2074 at 09:57.

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 ♈ Aries

Moon is passing about ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1796"

Lunar disc appears visually 5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 21 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2074 after 21 days on 8 July 2074 at 17:05.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 24 June 2074 at 13:38
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 2 July 2074 at 02:22
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 8 July 2074 at 17:05
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 16 July 2074 at 01:11

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 920 / 1873

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 920 of Meeus index or 1873 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.62 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 54 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 10 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 53 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠193.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠193.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠218.8°.

Moon before perigee

9 days after point of perigee on 8 June 2074 at 10:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 20 June 2074 at 21:28 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 399 052 km

The Moon is 399 052 km (247 959 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 879 km (252 202 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after descending node on 12 June 2074 at 10:42 in ♒ Aquarius. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 June 2074 at 23:07 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, 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 10 June 2074 at 21:20 in ♑ Capricorn when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.986°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠21.016° at the point of next northern standstill on 25 June 2074 at 05:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 7 days

In 7 days on 24 June 2074 at 13:38 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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