Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 June 2009 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2009 | June 2009

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

Waning Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and getting smaller. The 16 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 7 June 2009 at 18:12.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1769"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 27 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 7 July 2009 at 09:21

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 116 / 1069

The Moon is 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 before apogee

14 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 day, 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 405 150 km

Moon is 405 150 km (251 749 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 786 km (252 144 mi).

Moon before ascending node

12 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 day, 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

25 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 after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.429°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.446° in the next northern standstill on 22 June 2009 at 02:48 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 13 days

After 13 days on 22 June 2009 at 19:35 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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