Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 9 June 2014 Monday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 5 June 2014 at 20:39.
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 first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1853" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 3 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 178 of Meeus index or 1131 from Brown series.
Length of current 178 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 179 length.
Length of current synodic month is 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠112.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠144.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 5 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 June 2014 at 03:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 386 784 km (240 336 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 5 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 062 km (224 975 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♎ Libra at 05:36 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.
At 05:36 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
10 days after previous North standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.023°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.033° in the next southern standstill on 13 June 2014 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.