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Moon phase on 19 June 2008 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | June 2008

Full Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 99% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 18 June 2008 at 17:30 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon in ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1780"

Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1780" and ∠1888".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2008.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 26 June 2008 at 12:10
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 3 July 2008 at 02:19
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 10 July 2008 at 04:35
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 18 July 2008 at 07:59

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 104 / 1057

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 104 of Meeus index or 1057 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.29 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 56 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2008. It is 58 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 5 hours and 48 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 21 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠4.4°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠4.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠20.1°.

Moon after apogee

2 days after point of apogee on 16 June 2008 at 17:33 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 July 2008 at 21:22 in ♊ Gemini.

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Distance to Moon 402 639 km

The Moon is 402 639 km (250 188 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 12 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 513 km (223 391 mi).

Moon before ascending node

11 days after descending node on 8 June 2008 at 09:15 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 22 June 2008 at 23:17 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

23 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon after southern standstill

1 day since the previous standstill on 18 June 2008 at 09:08 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-27.510°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠27.541° at the point of next northern standstill on 1 July 2008 at 21:36 in ♊ Gemini.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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