Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 11 June 2009 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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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 88% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 88% and getting smaller. The 18 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 days 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 is entering ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1770"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon before 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 25 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 18 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer.

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Distance to Moon 404 891 km

Moon is 404 891 km (251 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 018 km (222 462 mi).

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 10:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.

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New draconic month

At 10:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.429°. Next 10 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 11 days

After 11 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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