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Moon phase on 4 June 2012 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | June 2012

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

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 4 June 2012 at 11:12 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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠15° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1963"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1891".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2012.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2012 at 18:52

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 153 / 1106

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

1 day after point of perigee on 3 June 2012 at 13:19 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 365 150 km

Moon is 365 150 km (226 894 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 791 km (252 147 mi).

Moon after ascending node

1 day after its ascending node on 3 June 2012 at 20:38 in ♏ Scorpio, 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 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon in southern standstill

At 17:05 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-21.714°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠21.721° in its northern standstill point on 18 June 2012 at 17:37 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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