Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 June 2010 Saturday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1811" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2010.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 129 of Meeus index or 1082 from Brown series.
Length of current 129 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes. 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°).
10 days after point of perigee on 15 June 2010 at 14:54 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 4 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 1 July 2010 at 10:12 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 395 769 km (245 919 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 036 km (251 678 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 13 June 2010 at 21:54 in ♋ Cancer, 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 27 June 2010 at 01:19 in ♑ Capricorn.
26 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 25 June 2010 at 05:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.038°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.043° in the next northern standstill on 9 July 2010 at 16:50 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.