Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 10 June 2009 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 7 June 2009 at 18:12.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 26 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21.
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.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 116 of Meeus index or 1069 from Brown series.
Length of current 116 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 24 minutes. It is 24 minutes longer than next lunation 117 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠349.4°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 16:04, this is 15 days after last perigee on 26 May 2009 at 03:44 in ♊ Gemini. 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 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 405 786 km (252 144 mi) away from Earth. It is 378 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 923 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
13 days after its descending node on 28 May 2009 at 10:19 in ♌ Leo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.429°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.446° in the next northern standstill on 22 June 2009 at 02:48 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 22 June 2009 at 19:35 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.