Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 16 June 2015 Tuesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1867" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2015 after 15 days on 2 July 2015 at 02:20.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 14:05 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 191 of Meeus index or 1144 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes is the length of new lunation 191. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes shorter than next lunation 192 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 25 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 44 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠78.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.8°. 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 perigee on 10 June 2015 at 04:39 in ♓ Pisces. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 June 2015 at 17:01 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 383 860 km (238 520 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 134 km (251 117 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 10 June 2015 at 23:30 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 June 2015 at 17:23 in ♍ Virgo.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 19:47 on this date the Moon is meeting its North standstill point, when it will reach northern declination of ∠18.457°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite southward direction to face South declination of ∠-18.445° in its southern standstill point on 1 July 2015 at 06:48 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.