Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 June 2051 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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Lunar calendar 2051 | June 2051

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

Waxing Gibbous 97% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 97% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

6 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 16 June 2051 at 05:55.

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 ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1808"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1808" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2051 after 1 day on 24 June 2051 at 06:14.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 24 June 2051 at 06:14
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2051 at 07:15
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 8 July 2051 at 04:09
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 15 July 2051 at 23:21

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 636 / 1589

The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 636 of Meeus index or 1589 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

Length of current 636 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 637 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠43.2°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠70.2°. 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

4 days after point of apogee on 17 June 2051 at 22:14 in ♎ Libra. 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 2 July 2051 at 20:59 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 396 448 km

Moon is 396 448 km (246 341 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 221 km (229 423 mi).

Moon after ascending node

3 days after its ascending node on 19 June 2051 at 06:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2051 at 17:54 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

13 days after previous North standstill on 9 June 2051 at 02:11 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.227°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.227° in the next southern standstill on 23 June 2051 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 1 day

After 1 day on 24 June 2051 at 06:14 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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