Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 June 2012 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | June 2012

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

5 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 28 May 2012 at 20:16.

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 is entering ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1971"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2012 after 1 day on 4 June 2012 at 11:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 4 June 2012 at 11:12
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 11 June 2012 at 10:41
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 19 June 2012 at 15:02
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 27 June 2012 at 03:30

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 153 / 1106

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 153 of Meeus index or 1106 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 153 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 154 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠191.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠191.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.1°. 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 13:19, this is 14 days after last apogee on 19 May 2012 at 16:13 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 358 483 km

This perigee Moon is 358 483 km (222 751 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 025 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 11 873 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon in ascending node

Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 20:38 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus.

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New draconic month

At 20:38 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.


Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 22 May 2012 at 11:13 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.709°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.714° in the next southern standstill on 4 June 2012 at 17:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 4 June 2012 at 11:12 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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