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Moon phase on 20 June 2016 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.

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Lunar calendar 2016 | June 2016

Full Moon phase
Full Moon phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Full Moon 100% illuminated

Full Moon is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 100%. The 15 days old Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 20 June 2016 at 11:02 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Moon is entering ♑ Capricorn

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1813"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1813" and ∠1888".

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2016.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • 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
  • Full Moon in Capricorn ♑ on 19 July 2016 at 22:57

Spring tide

There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunation 203 / 1156

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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 after apogee

5 days after point of apogee on 15 June 2016 at 12:00 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 10 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 1 July 2016 at 06:45 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 395 311 km

The Moon is 395 311 km (245 635 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 10 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 983 km (227 411 mi).

Moon before descending node

8 days after ascending node on 11 June 2016 at 22:20 in ♍ Virgo. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 5 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

8 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 at southern standstill

At 18:52 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-18.610°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠18.598° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 3 July 2016 at 20:06.

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Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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