Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 12 June 2011 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | June 2011

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 9 June 2011 at 02:11.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2011 after 3 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 8 July 2011 at 06:29

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 141 / 1094

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.49 days

Length of current 141 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. 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 in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 01:42, this is 15 days after last apogee on 27 May 2011 at 09:58 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 367 188 km

This perigee Moon is 367 188 km (228 160 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 680 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 3 168 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 2 June 2011 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

24 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 before southern standstill

10 days after previous North standstill on 2 June 2011 at 09:54 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.393°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.399° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13 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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