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Moon phase on 19 June 2012 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2012 | June 2012

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 19 June 2012 at 15:02 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 leaving the last ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♋ Cancer later.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1788" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2012 after 14 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 27 June 2012 at 03:30
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2012 at 18:52
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 11 July 2012 at 01:48
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 19 July 2012 at 04:24

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 154 / 1107

At 15:02 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 154 of Meeus index or 1107 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.56 days

29 days, 13 hours and 22 minutes is the length of new lunation 154. It is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than next lunation 155 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠217.1°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠217.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠248.7°. 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

3 days after point of apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 July 2012 at 18:01 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 400 960 km

Moon is 400 960 km (249 145 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 363 km (225 162 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 1 July 2012 at 05:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after northern standstill

1 day after previous North standstill on 18 June 2012 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.721°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.701° in the next southern standstill on 2 July 2012 at 03:33 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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