Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 1 June 2011 Wednesday is New Moon, 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 ∠6° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1816" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2011 after 14 days on 15 June 2011 at 20:13.
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 21:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes is the length of new lunation 141. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than next lunation 142 length.
Length of current synodic month is 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 16 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠283.1°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 27 May 2011 at 09:58 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 394 691 km (245 250 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 188 km (228 160 mi).
13 days after its ascending node on 19 May 2011 at 09:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, 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 2 June 2011 at 20:21 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
13 days after previous South standstill on 18 May 2011 at 23:26 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.403°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.393° in the next northern standstill on 2 June 2011 at 09:54 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.