Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 23 June 2009 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 22 June 2009 at 19:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2009 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 117 of Meeus index or 1070 from Brown series.
Length of current 117 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2009. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 118 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 44 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 25 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠349.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠4.5°. 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 is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:39, this is 12 days after last apogee on 10 June 2009 at 16:04 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 July 2009 at 21:39 in ♑ Capricorn.
This perigee Moon is 358 018 km (222 462 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 490 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 338 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
12 days after its ascending node on 11 June 2009 at 10:15 in ♒ Aquarius, 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 24 June 2009 at 17:24 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 22 June 2009 at 02:48 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.446°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.460° in the next southern standstill on 5 July 2009 at 07:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 13 days on 7 July 2009 at 09:21 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.