Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 9 June 2022 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2022 | June 2022

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

Waxing Gibbous 69% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 69% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 7 June 2022 at 14:48.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1880"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1880" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2022 after 4 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 14 June 2022 at 11:52
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 21 June 2022 at 03:11
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2022 at 02:52
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2022 at 02:14

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 277 / 1230

The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.64 days

Length of current 277 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 278 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠155.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.8°. 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 before perigee

7 days after point of apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 14 June 2022 at 23:21 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 381 300 km

Moon is 381 300 km (236 929 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 434 km (222 099 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 29 May 2022 at 02:33 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

7 days after previous North standstill on 1 June 2022 at 22:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.943°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.924° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 14 June 2022 at 11:52 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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