Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 20 June 2078 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2078 | June 2078

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

Waxing Gibbous 79% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 79% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 17 June 2078 at 07:08.

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 ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2078 after 4 days on 25 June 2078 at 10:22.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 25 June 2078 at 10:22
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 2 July 2078 at 16:25
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 9 July 2078 at 10:08
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 16 July 2078 at 23:48

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 970 / 1923

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 970 of Meeus index or 1923 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

Length of current 970 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 19 minutes. It is 1 hour and 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 971 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠29°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠29°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠50.9°. 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 07:41, this is 12 days after last perigee on 8 June 2078 at 07:36 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 6 July 2078 at 02:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 404 887 km

This apogee Moon is 404 887 km (251 585 mi) away from Earth. It is 521 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 822 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

12 days after its ascending node on 8 June 2078 at 00:37 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 June 2078 at 16:55 in ♏ Scorpio.

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Draconic month

12 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

9 days after previous North standstill on 11 June 2078 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.059°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.037° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2078 at 16:54 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 4 days

After 4 days on 25 June 2078 at 10:22 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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