Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 14 June 2014 Saturday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
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 ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2014 after 27 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
11 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 June 2014 at 03:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 365 827 km (227 314 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 362 062 km (224 975 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 7 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 13 June 2014 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.033°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.035° in the next northern standstill on 26 June 2014 at 08:34 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 27 June 2014 at 08:09 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.