Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 6 June 2023 Tuesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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

Waning Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and getting smaller. The 17 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 4 June 2023 at 03:42.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1959"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon before 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 26 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 10 June 2023 at 19:31
  • New Moon in Gemini ♊ on 18 June 2023 at 04:37
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 26 June 2023 at 07:50
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 3 July 2023 at 11:39

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 289 / 1242

The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 289 of Meeus index or 1242 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.53 days

Length of current 289 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 290 length.

Lunation length same as the mean

Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠92.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.4°. 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 perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:07, this is 11 days after last apogee on 26 May 2023 at 01:39 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.

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Distance to Moon 364 860 km

This perigee Moon is 364 860 km (226 713 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 352 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 496 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

5 days after its descending node on 1 June 2023 at 06:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

19 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day after previous South standstill on 5 June 2023 at 16:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.866°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.833° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini.

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Syzygy in 11 days

After 11 days on 18 June 2023 at 04:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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