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Moon phase on 3 June 2015 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | June 2015

Full Moon phase
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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 ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 2 June 2015 at 16:19 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 ∠23° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1873"

Lunar disc appears visually 1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1873" and ∠1892".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2015.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 9 June 2015 at 15:42
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 16 June 2015 at 14:05
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 24 June 2015 at 11:03
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 2 July 2015 at 02:20

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 190 / 1143

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 190 of Meeus index or 1143 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.41 days

Length of current 190 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 52 minutes. It is 1 hour and 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 191 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠48.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠48.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠78.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2015 at 22:12 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 382 637 km

Moon is 382 637 km (237 760 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 713 km (229 729 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after its ascending node on 28 May 2015 at 14:40 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 10 June 2015 at 23:30 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon in southern standstill

At 21:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.440°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.457° in its northern standstill point on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 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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