Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 1 June 2009 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | June 2009

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

Waxing Gibbous 65% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 65% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 31 May 2009 at 03:22.

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 ♍ Virgo

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1902"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1902" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2009 after 6 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 7 June 2009 at 18:12
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 15 June 2009 at 22:15
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 22 June 2009 at 19:35
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 29 June 2009 at 11:28

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 116 / 1069

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 116 of Meeus index or 1069 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.31 days

Length of current 116 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 117 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.7°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.4°. 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 (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon after perigee

6 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2009 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Distance to Moon 376 782 km

Moon is 376 782 km (234 121 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 786 km (252 144 mi).

Moon after descending node

4 days after its descending node on 28 May 2009 at 10:19 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 25 May 2009 at 16:56 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.451°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.429° in the next southern standstill on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.

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