Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 28 June 2015 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2015 | June 2015

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

Waxing Gibbous 86% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 86% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 24 June 2015 at 11:03.

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1817"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1817" and ∠1887".

Buck Moon after 3 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 3 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 2 July 2015 at 02:20
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 8 July 2015 at 20:24
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 16 July 2015 at 01:24
  • First Quarter in Scorpio ♏ on 24 July 2015 at 04:04

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 191 / 1144

The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.47 days

Length of current 191 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 192 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠78.1°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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 after apogee

4 days after point of apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 5 July 2015 at 18:54 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 394 503 km

Moon is 394 503 km (245 133 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 095 km (228 102 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 8 July 2015 at 00:07 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

11 days after previous North standstill on 16 June 2015 at 19:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.457°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.445° in the next southern standstill on 1 July 2015 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 3 days

After 3 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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