Moon phase today Lunar calendar

Todays Moon phase, 10 June 2018, Sunday is Waning Crescent in Taurus.

Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.Waning Crescent 15% illuminated

Waning Crescentis the lunar phase today:10 June 2018, Sunday. Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 15% and getting smaller. The 25 days old Moon is in Taurus.

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before3 dayson6 June 2018at 18:32.

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 about5of Taurustropical zodiac sector.

Lunar disc appears visually 0% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are1891and1890.

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2018 after17 dayson28 June 2018at 04:53.

There is low ocean tide today. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

The Moon is 25 days old. Earths natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 227 of Meeus index or 1180 from Brown series.

Length of current 227 lunation is29 days,7 hoursand55 minutes. It is50 minuteslonger than next lunation 228 length.

Length of current synodic month is4 hoursand49 minutesshorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still1 hourand20 minuteslonger, compared to 21st century shortest.

This lunation true anomaly is321.7. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be340.3. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (0or360).

7 daysafter point of apogee on2 June 2018at 16:34 in Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next4 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on14 June 2018at 23:55 in Cancer.

Moon is379 140 km(235 587 mi)away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next4 daysuntil perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach359 507 km(223 387 mi).

6 daysafter its descending node on3 June 2018at 12:39 in Aquarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on16 June 2018at 17:50 in Cancer.

20 daysafter beginning of current draconic month in Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

9 daysafter previous South standstill on1 June 2018at 07:09 in Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of -20.727. Next4 daysthe lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of 20.754 in the next northern standstill on15 June 2018at 00:52 in Cancer.

After3 dayson13 June 2018at 19:43 in Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak,

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio,

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At the new Moon phase, the Moon is so close to the Sun in the sky that none of the side facing Earth is illuminated (position 1 in illustration). In other words, the Moon is between Earth and Sun. At first quarter, the half-lit Moon is highest in the sky at sunset, then sets about six hours later (3). At full Moon, the Moon is behind Earth in space with respect to the Sun. As the Sun sets, the Moon rises with the side that faces Earth fully exposed to sunlight (5).The Moon has phases because it orbits Earth, which causes the portion we see illuminated to change. The Moon takes 27.3 days to orbit Earth, but the lunar phase cycle (from new Moon to new Moon) is 29.5 days. The Moon spends the extra 2.2 days catching up because Earth travels about 45 million miles around the Sun during the time the Moon completes one orbit around Earth.

At the new Moon phase, the Moon is so close to the Sun in the sky that none of the side facing Earth is illuminated (position 1 in illustration). In other words, the Moon is between Earth and Sun. At first quarter, the half-lit Moon is highest in the sky at sunset, then sets about six hours later (3). At full Moon, the Moon is behind Earth in space with respect to the Sun. As the Sun sets, the Moon rises with the side that faces Earth fully exposed to sunlight (5).

You can create a mockup of the relationship between Sun, Earth, and Moon using a bright lamp, a basketball, and a baseball. Mark a spot on the basketball, which represents you as an observer on Earth, then play with various alignments of Earth and Moon in the light of your imaginary Sun.

The full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is commonly referred to as the Harvest Moon, since its bright presence in the night sky allows farmers to work longer into the fall night, reaping the rewards of their spring and summer labors. Because the equinox always falls in late September, it is generally a full Moon in September which is given this name, although in some years the full Moon of early October earns the harvest designation.

In fact, each full Moon of the year has its own name, most of which are associated with the weather or agriculture. The most common names used in North America include:

Because the time between two full Moons doesnt quite equal a whole month, approximately every three years there are two full Moons in one calendar month. Over the past few decades, the second full Moon has come to be known as a blue Moon. The next time two full Moons occur in the same month (as seen from the United States) will be July 2015. The most recent blue Moon occurred in August 2012.

On average, theres a Blue Moon about every 33 months. Blue Moons are rare because the Moon is full every 29 and a half days, so the timing has to be just right to squeeze two full Moons into a calendar month. The timing has to be really precise to fit two Blue Moons into a single year. It can only happen on either side of February, whose 28-day span is short enough time span to have NO full Moons during the month.

The term blue Moon has not always been used this way, however. While the exact origin of the phrase remains unclear, it does in fact refer to a rare blue coloring of the Moon caused by high-altitude dust particles. Most sources credit this unusual event, occurring only once in a blue moon, as the true progenitor of the colorful phrase.

The Moon always shows us the same face because Earths gravity has slowed down the Moons rotational speed. The Moon takes as much time to rotate once on its axis as it takes to complete one orbit of Earth. (Both are about 27.3 Earth days.) In other words, the Moon rotates enough each day to compensate for the angle it sweeps out in its orbit around Earth.

Gravitational forces between Earth and the Moon drain the pair of their rotational energy. We see the effect of the Moon in the ocean tides. Likewise, Earths gravity creates a detectable bulge — a 60-foot land tide — on the Moon. Eons from now, the same sides of Earth and Moon may forever face each other, as if dancing hand in hand, though the Sun may balloon into a red giant, destroying Earth and the Moon, before this happens.

There is no real formula for determining the visibility of the young Moon. It depends on several factors: the angle of the ecliptic (the Moons path across the sky) with respect to the horizon, the clarity of the sky (how much dust and pollution gunks it up), and even the keenness of the observers eyesight.

The young Moon becomes visible to the unaided eye much earlier at times when the ecliptic is perpendicular to the horizon, and the Moon pops straight up into the sky. In these cases, it may be possible to see the Moon as little as 24 hours after it was new, although every hour beyond that greatly increases the chances of spotting it. When the ecliptic is at a low angle to the horizon, and the Moon moves almost parallel to the horizon as it rises, the Moon probably doesnt become visible until at least 36 hours past new.

The record for the earliest claimed sighting of the young crescent Moon is around 19 hours, although most experts are suspicious of any claims of times less than about 24 hours.

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Astrology Today

The waning Moon is most beneficial for matters at a stage of consolidation, conservation and completion. It hampers growth and helps to remove anything not desirable. Cutting hair now will make it grow slower. Plant or replant plants which have fruits under the ground.

To see the phases of the Moon for any month and any location, use theAstrological Moon Calendar. To learn about the phases of the Moon, readThe Phases of the Moon: Their Essence and Astrological Meaning

Patience, diligence, perseverance and practicality are on the increase. The Moon in Taurus favours occupations which demand prolonged and persistent effort, but it is also good for complete rest in comfort and coziness. It is a good time to treat plants. It is best to avoid undertaking anything which requires quickness, decisiveness and quick-wittedness.

You can find out in which sign of the Zodiac the Moon was or will be located on any day using theAstrological Moon Calendar.

It is believed that anything undertaken when the Moon is void-of-course will bring no result. But there is also another, positive facet of the void-of-course Moon: if something risky or difficult is undertaken, something where other people can create a problem or interrupt you, this time seems to be beneficial, because those who might create a problem can do nothing against you.

To find out when the Moon was void-of-course for any day of any month, use theAstrological Moon Calendar. Here isan article about the void-of-course Moon, and there is also my bookVoid-of-Course Moon Guide: the Foundation. Or still better read myVoid-of-Course Moon Book

To learn about the importance of the apogee and the perigee of the Moon,this an article will give you some facts and ideas. To find out the dates of apsides in any month, use theAstrological Moon Calendar.

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Here is an article about theretrograde motion of planets in astrology.

10/06/18Two iPhone apps were updated:Five SignsandPhase Day.

8/11/17Anew issue of Lunarium Newswas sent to subscribers.

8/11/17InteractiveLife Graphwas published.

25/10/17A free webinar to announce the new coursewill take place tomorrow.

25/10/17Announced a new course,Applied Vedic Astrology (Foundation).

18/07/17The new course,Astrological Forecasting for Everyone, was officially launched.

29/05/17The new version of the Runic Oracle just became available for bothiPhoneandAndroid.

26/05/17A new page was created:Astrological Forecasts for the Signs of the Zodiac. It showcases the work of the students ofAstrological Forecasting for Everyone course.

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19/05/17A new blog post was published:On Astrological Healing.

17/05/17My first webinar was a success! You can seethe recording on YouTube.

13/05/17A new blog post was published:Lunar Nodes Entering Leo/Aquarius How Do We Understand This?.

26/04/17A new blog post was published:What Is the Astrological Parallel?.

18/04/17A new blog post was published:About the Micro-Lessons Project.

15/04/17A new blog post was published:The Fourth Path in Astrology.

7/04/17A new blog post was published:Astrological Lunar Calendars: Problems and Limitations.

28/03/17A new blog post was published:Different Zodiacs: Which One is Better?.

23/03/17A new blog post was published:Retrograde Planets Resources.

3/11/16Lunar Conception Personal Consultationswere announced.

31/10/16A new interactive feature,The Main Phases of Your Lifeis now available.

31/10/16The bookDIY Astrology: Discover the Main Phases of Your Lifeis now available in PDF format.

23/10/16A page to hostThe Micro-Lessons of Astrologywas created.

2/07/16A new interactive feature,What Are You Made Of, Astrologically?was released.

15/05/16Lunarium Newsletter 36was made available online. In it: Special Aspects; Do Lucky Days Exist?; Survey Success; Efficient Virgo.

15/05/16Lunarium Newsletter 35was made available online. In it: Retrograde Mars: a Change in Energy Stereotype; The Phases of the Moon Article; Mars is Already Retrograde!; Meet the Fire-Fly; Lunarium T-Shirt as a Reward!; Enigmatic Cancer.

7/05/16An article about the phases of the Moonwas published.

30/04/16Lunarium Newsletter 34was made available online. In it: My New (and Very First) Video Course Is Now Live; Mercury Will Turn Retrograde Tomorrow; Mars is Already Retrograde!; Plenty of Taurus; Zodiacal Compatibility Article Is Ready; Magnificent Leo.

27/04/16Udemy courseDiscover Your Moon Sign and Fing Your Soul Matewas created.

26/04/16The new article,Augustina Semenko and Her Universal Cycle. Part 7. Is There Incompatibility?was completed.

16/03/16Lunarium Newsletter 33was made available online. In it: Zodiac And Relationships: Is There Incompatibility?; The Magical Libra; Runic Oracle Is Coming Back.

16/03/16Lunarium Newsletter 32was made available online. In it: The Lunar Nodes as a Life Guide; A New Design is Coming (Gradually); Sexy Gemini?

21/02/16A new article,Augustina Semenko and Her Universal Cycle. Part 7. Is There Incompatibility?was published.

9/02/16A new article,The Lunar Nodes as a Life Guide, was published.

31/01/16Lunarium Newsletter 31was made available online. In it: The Mercury/Pluto Week; The Atmakaraka Calculator is Ready; Working on the New Version of the Hours App; DIY Astrology is on Sale.

31/01/16Lunarium Newsletter 30was made available online. In it: The Next Week In The Sky; The Secret Key of Vedic Astrology; Could This Storm Be Predicted? The Mysterious Scorpio.

30/01/16Atmakaraka Calculatoris now available. Enjoy!

24/01/16A new article,Atmakaraka, the Ruler of the Soulwas published.

24/01/16Lunarium Newsletter 29was made available online. In it: This Week In The Sky; More about the Universal Cycle; Aries, Taurus, and Scorpio is Coming.

14/01/16Lunarium Newsletter 28was made available online. In it: This Week In The Sky: January 4 to January 10. Moon Sign and Compatibility. Powerful Taurus. Moon Sign Book, a Bestseller.

14/01/16A new article,Augustina Semenko and Her Universal Cycle. Part 6. The 28-Year Cycle in the Life of Peter the Great. More About the 28-Year Cyclewas published.

30/12/15Lunarium Newsletter 27was made available online. In it: The Next Week In The Sky: December 28 to January 3; The Energy of the Universal Cycle, and the 28-year Cycle in Human Life; Books on Sale.

27/12/15A new article,Augustina Semenko and Her Universal Cycle. Part 5. The Energy of the Universal Cycle. The 28-year Cyclewas published.

20/12/15A new article,Augustina Semenko and Her Universal Cycle. Part 4. Personal Year as a Projection of the Universal Cyclewas published.

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is observed when the moon is directly in line with the Sun and Earth. The moon is interfering with the lighted side of the Earth and therefore cannot be seen by an observer on Earth because the moons dark side is facing Earth. Occasionally the moons orbit will intersect the Earths plane of revolution, which is called a node position and is in a perfect line between the Earth and the Sun. When this occurs, a viewer on Earth will observe the Sun slowly disappear because the moon obscures the Sun from view. This unusual occurrence is called a solar eclipse.

phase is the second phase. The New Crescent Moon appears approximately 2.66 days after the new moon.During this phase, the moon is still very close in line with the sun, therefore, by the time the sky is dark enough to see the moon it is very low in the west.

moon is visible this means the moon is directly in line so that the Earth and moon both are getting the same amount of sunlight. An observer from Earth sees a half moon, therefore, the moons side that is facing the Sun is observed on Earth and the other half of the moon is facing away from the Sun and is unable to be seen from Earth.

, or sometimes referred to as the Waxing Gibbous, is the fourth phase of the moon observed from Earth, or the last phase before the moon becomes full. The New Gibbous phase usually last between two and three days before the full moon is exalted.

is observed when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are in a straight line and the moons lighted side is behind the Earth in alignment with the sun. During the full moon phase, the moon rises high off the horizon. At this time, the details of the moon are most visible. Once in a while the moon will orbit on a node. At this time the moon is perfectly in line with the Earth and gradually becomes shadowed so it is not visible on Earth. Soon the moon will gradually orbit out of the shadow of the Earth and once again become visible. This phenomenon is referred to as a lunar eclipse.

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