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Moon phase on 20 June 2016 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

Full Moon phase
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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 ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 20 June 2016 at 11:02 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 is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1888".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2016.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 June 2016 at 18:19
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 4 July 2016 at 11:01
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2016 at 00:52
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2016 at 22:57

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 203 / 1156

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 203 of Meeus index or 1156 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

Length of current 203 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 204 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 26 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠27.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠48.9°. 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

5 days after point of apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 1 July 2016 at 06:45 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 395 311 km

Moon is 395 311 km (245 635 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 983 km (227 411 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 5 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

8 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 in southern standstill

At 18:52 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-18.610°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠18.598° in its northern standstill point on 3 July 2016 at 20:06 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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