Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 15 June 2014 Sunday 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 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2014 after 26 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 17 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 03:34, this is 11 days after last apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 30 June 2014 at 19:09 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 362 062 km (224 975 mi) away from Earth. It is 446 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 294 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
6 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 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.
6 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
2 days after previous South standstill on 13 June 2014 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.033°. Next 10 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 11 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.