Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 12 June 2010 Saturday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1911" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2010 after 13 days on 26 June 2010 at 11:30.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 11:15 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.
29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 129. It is 58 minutes longer than next lunation 130 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠311.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠332.7°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2010 at 16:50 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 375 063 km (233 053 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 365 937 km (227 383 mi).
12 days after its ascending node on 30 May 2010 at 18:07 in ♑ Capricorn, 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 13 June 2010 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer.
12 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 07:06 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠25.030°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-25.038° in its southern standstill point on 25 June 2010 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.