Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 6 June 2012 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 4 June 2012 at 11:12.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2012 after 27 days on 3 July 2012 at 18:52.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 153 of Meeus index or 1106 from Brown series.
Length of current 153 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 15 minutes. It is 1 hour and 53 minutes longer than next lunation 154 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 31 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 32 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠191.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠217.1°. 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 3 June 2012 at 13:19 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 16 June 2012 at 01:24 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 371 395 km (230 774 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 791 km (252 147 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 3 June 2012 at 20:38 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2012 at 15:43 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 4 June 2012 at 17:05 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.714°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.721° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2012 at 17:37 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 19 June 2012 at 15:02 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.