Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 2 June 2011 Thursday 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 ∠19° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1836" and ∠1892".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2011 after 13 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°).
6 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 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 390 375 km (242 568 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 188 km (228 160 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♊ Gemini at 20:21 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 09:54 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠23.393°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-23.399° in its southern standstill point on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.