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Moon phase on 20 June 2020 Saturday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | June 2020

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 21 June 2020 at 06:41 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 ∠20° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1825" and ∠1888".

Buck Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2020 after 14 days on 5 July 2020 at 04:44.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 21 June 2020 at 06:41
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 June 2020 at 08:16
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 5 July 2020 at 04:44
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 12 July 2020 at 23:29

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 252 / 1205

At 17:39 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.54 days

29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes is the length of new lunation 252. 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 June 2020 at 02:09 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Distance to Moon 392 675 km

Moon is 392 675 km (243 997 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 958 km (229 260 mi).

Moon before ascending node

13 days after its descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 21 June 2020 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon before northern standstill

12 days after previous South standstill on 7 June 2020 at 16:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.069°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.070° in the next northern standstill on 22 June 2020 at 03:56 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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