Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 23 June 2078 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.

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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 96% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% 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 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 ♐ Sagittarius

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

Apparent angular diameter ∠1785"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2078 after 1 day 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

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 970 / 1923

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 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 after apogee

3 days after point of apogee on 20 June 2078 at 07:41 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 July 2078 at 02:20 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 401 495 km

Moon is 401 495 km (249 477 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 12 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 394 km (227 667 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after its descending node on 21 June 2078 at 16:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 July 2078 at 06:31 in ♉ Taurus.

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Draconic month

15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

12 days after previous North standstill on 11 June 2078 at 07:53 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.059°. Next 2 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 1 day

After 1 day 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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