Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 8 June 2017 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 14 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 1 June 2017 at 12:42.
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 is passing about ∠6° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2017 after 1 day on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.
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 14 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 215 of Meeus index or 1168 from Brown series.
Length of current 215 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 46 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2017. It is 29 minutes shorter than next lunation 216 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 58 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 11 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠356°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠11°. 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 apogee on this date at 22:21, this is 13 days after last perigee on 26 May 2017 at 01:23 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 406 402 km (252 526 mi) away from Earth. It is 994 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 307 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its ascending node on 31 May 2017 at 11:56 in ♌ Leo, 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 15 June 2017 at 02:40 in ♒ Aquarius.
8 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 27 May 2017 at 23:36 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.362°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.428° in the next southern standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 9 June 2017 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.