Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 16 June 2024 Sunday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2024 | June 2024

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

Waxing Gibbous 71% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 71% and growing larger. The 9 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

2 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 14 June 2024 at 05:18.

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 ∠21° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1775"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1775" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 5 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 22 June 2024 at 01:08
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 28 June 2024 at 21:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 5 July 2024 at 22:57
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 13 July 2024 at 22:49

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 302 / 1255

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 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.43 days

Length of current 302 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 303 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠60.7°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93.2°. 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 after apogee

1 day after point of apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 403 743 km

Moon is 403 743 km (250 874 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 292 km (229 467 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra, 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 29 June 2024 at 04:26 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

14 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 before southern standstill

8 days after previous North standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.365°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.345° in the next southern standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08 in ♑ Capricorn, 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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