Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 22 June 2013 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 16 June 2013 at 17:24.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2013 after 1 day on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.
Length of current 166 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 167 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠191.6°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 9 June 2013 at 21:40 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 363 856 km (226 090 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 356 990 km (221 823 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 20 June 2013 at 09:51 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 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.
At 16:11 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.186°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.170° in its northern standstill point on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day on 23 June 2013 at 11:32 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.