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Moon phase on 7 June 2068 Thursday is First Quarter, 7 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2068 | June 2068

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 46% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 46% and growing larger. The 7 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 7 June 2068 at 22:20 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 8 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2068 after 8 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 15 June 2068 at 17:00
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 22 June 2068 at 12:25
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 29 June 2068 at 15:11
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 7 July 2068 at 15:31

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 846 / 1799

The Moon is 7 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 846 of Meeus index or 1799 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.46 days

Length of current 846 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 847 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠66°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.8°. 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 in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 22:05, this is 12 days after last perigee on 26 May 2068 at 09:16 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 20 June 2068 at 10:58 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 404 221 km

This apogee Moon is 404 221 km (251 171 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2068. It is 1 187 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 170 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

7 days after its descending node on 30 May 2068 at 13:21 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2068 at 23:06 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

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

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Moon after northern standstill

6 days after previous North standstill on 31 May 2068 at 17:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.451°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.453° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2068 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 8 days

After 8 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00 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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