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Waxing Gibbous
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June 21
Waxing Gibbous
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June 22
Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 92%
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Moon Phase Today: June 22, 2021

The Moon's current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word "gibbosus" meaning humpbacked.

Visit the June 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today's Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on June 22 has an illumination of 92%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On June 22 the Moon is 12.14 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

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Phase Details for - June 22

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 92%
Moon Age: 12.14 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,318.36 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,049,214.25 km

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