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Moon phase on 24 June 2021 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | June 2021

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Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 14 days old Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 24 June 2021 at 18:40 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 in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1888".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2021.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2021 at 21:11
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2021 at 01:17
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2021 at 10:11
  • Full Moon in Aquarius ♒ on 24 July 2021 at 02:37

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 265 / 1218

The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 265 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 266 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.1°. 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 perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. 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 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 366 179 km

Moon is 366 179 km (227 533 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 11 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 342 km (251 868 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.

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Draconic month

14 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 southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 12 June 2021 at 04:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.640°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.631° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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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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