Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 15 June 2016 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and growing larger. The 10 days young Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

3 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 3 days on 12 June 2016 at 08:10.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♎ Libra

Moon is leaving the last ∠1° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♏ Scorpio later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".

Strawberry Moon after 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2016 after 4 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 20 June 2016 at 11:02
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 27 June 2016 at 18:19
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 4 July 2016 at 11:01
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 12 July 2016 at 00:52

Neap tide

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.

Lunation 203 / 1156

The Moon is 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 203 of Meeus index or 1156 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.33 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 1 minute. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 43 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 26 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠27.6°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠27.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠48.9°.

Moon at apogee

Moon is at apogee at 12:00. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 3 June 2016 at 10:55 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 1 July 2016 at 06:45 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 405 022 km

This apogee Moon is 405 022 km (251 669 mi) away from Earth. It is 386 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 687 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after ascending node

3 days after ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 June 2016 at 05:28 in ♓ Pisces.

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Draconic month

3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days since the previous standstill on 6 June 2016 at 09:13 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.575°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.610° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 June 2016 at 18:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 4 days

In 4 days on 20 June 2016 at 11:02 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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