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Moon phase on 4 June 2016 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

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 5 June 2016 at 03:00 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 passing about ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1956" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 15 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2016 after 15 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 5 June 2016 at 03:00
  • First Quarter in Virgo ♍ on 12 June 2016 at 08:10
  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 June 2016 at 11:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 June 2016 at 18:19

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 202 / 1155

At 19:29 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 202 of Meeus index or 1155 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.31 days

29 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes is the length of new lunation 202. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2016. It is 31 minutes shorter than next lunation 203 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠10.8°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠10.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠27.6°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 3 June 2016 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. 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 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra.

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Distance to Moon 366 513 km

Moon is 366 513 km (227 741 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 022 km (251 669 mi).

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 30 May 2016 at 04:45 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

11 days after previous South standstill on 24 May 2016 at 11:16 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.539°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.575° in the next northern standstill on 6 June 2016 at 09:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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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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