Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 June 2059 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2059 | June 2059

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

Waxing Gibbous 72% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 72% 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 18 June 2059 at 03:55.

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 ♎ Libra

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1794"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1794" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 5 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2059 after 5 days on 25 June 2059 at 18:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 25 June 2059 at 18:12
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2059 at 10:53
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 9 July 2059 at 17:58
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2059 at 20:34

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 735 / 1688

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 735 of Meeus index or 1688 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.5 days

Length of current 735 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 736 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠84.4°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.3°. 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

3 days after point of apogee on 17 June 2059 at 01:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 June 2059 at 00:49 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Distance to Moon 399 491 km

Moon is 399 491 km (248 232 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 101 km (227 485 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 8 June 2059 at 12:58 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 22 June 2059 at 23:01 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

8 days after previous North standstill on 11 June 2059 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.629°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.615° in the next southern standstill on 26 June 2059 at 01:24 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 5 days

After 5 days on 25 June 2059 at 18:12 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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