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Moon phase on 16 June 2011 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2011 | June 2011

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

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 15 June 2011 at 20:13 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1882"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" and ∠1889".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2011.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 15 July 2011 at 06:40

Spring tide

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

Lunation 141 / 1094

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after perigee

4 days after point of perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 380 927 km

Moon is 380 927 km (236 697 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 275 km (251 205 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.399°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.399° in the next northern standstill on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

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

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