Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 June 2020 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | June 2020

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

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 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 30 May 2020 at 03:30.

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 ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2020 after 2 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2020 at 19:12
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 13 June 2020 at 06:24
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 21 June 2020 at 06:41
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 June 2020 at 08:16

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 252 / 1205

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

Length of current 252 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than next lunation 253 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 19 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 44 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠229.8°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠229.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠263.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:36, this is 15 days after last apogee on 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 366 km

This perigee Moon is 364 366 km (226 407 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 858 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 990 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after its ascending node on 24 May 2020 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 25 May 2020 at 21:16 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠24.055°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-24.069° in the next southern standstill on 7 June 2020 at 16:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

After 2 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12 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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