Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 23 June 2013 Sunday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2013.
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 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 11:09, this is 13 days after last apogee on 9 June 2013 at 21:40 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 7 July 2013 at 00:36 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 356 990 km (221 823 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest perigee of 2013. It is 5 518 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 565 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 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 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus.
3 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 22 June 2013 at 16:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-20.186°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠20.170° in the next northern standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.