Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 15 June 2011 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.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 ∠20° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2011.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 141 of Meeus index or 1094 from Brown series.
Length of current 141 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. 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°).
3 days after point of perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 376 194 km (233 756 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 275 km (251 205 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 18:35 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini.
At 18:35 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
At 08:52 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-23.399°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠23.399° in its northern standstill point on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.