Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 8 June 2017 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2017 | June 2017

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

Waxing Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and growing larger. The 14 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 1 June 2017 at 12:42.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 1 day on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 9 June 2017 at 13:10
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 17 June 2017 at 11:33
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 24 June 2017 at 02:31
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 1 July 2017 at 00:51

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 215 / 1168

The Moon is 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.28 days

Length of current 215 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 216 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠356°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:21, this is 13 days after last perigee on 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 406 402 km

This apogee Moon is 406 402 km (252 526 mi) away from Earth. It is 994 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 307 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

8 days after its ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2017 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, 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 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.362°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.428° in the next southern standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 9 June 2017 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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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