Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
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 first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1882" 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 15 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.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 51 minutes. It is 2 hours and 5 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 53 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 16 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠248.4°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠283.1°.
4 days after point of perigee on 12 June 2011 at 01:42 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 24 June 2011 at 04:13 in ♈ Aries.
The Moon is 380 927 km (236 697 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 275 km (251 205 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 15 June 2011 at 18:35 in ♐ Sagittarius. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2011 at 04:14 in ♊ Gemini.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 15 June 2011 at 08:52 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-23.399°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠23.399° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 June 2011 at 17:46 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.