Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 11 June 2009 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 3 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 first ∠2° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 25 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 18 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 11 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2009 at 10:39 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 404 891 km (251 588 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 11 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 358 018 km (222 462 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♒ Aquarius at 10:15 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
At 10:15 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
3 days after previous South standstill on 8 June 2009 at 02:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.429°. Next 10 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 11 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.