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Moon phase on 2 June 2011 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | June 2011

New Moon phase
New Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♊ Gemini.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 1 June 2011 at 21:03 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♊ Gemini

Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1892".

Strawberry Moon after 13 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2011 after 13 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 9 June 2011 at 02:11
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2011 at 20:13
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 23 June 2011 at 11:48
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 1 July 2011 at 08:54

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 141 / 1094

At 21:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.49 days

29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes is the length of new lunation 141. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 142 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠248.4°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠283.1°. 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

6 days after point of apogee on 27 May 2011 at 09:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 390 375 km

Moon is 390 375 km (242 568 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 188 km (228 160 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 20:21 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon in northern standstill

At 09:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.393°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.399° in its southern standstill point on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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