Gibbous ♓ Pisces
Moon phase on 15 June 2017 Thursday is Waning Gibbous, 20 days old Moon is in Pisces.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 9 June 2017 at 13:10.
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.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2017 after 23 days on 9 July 2017 at 04:07.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 8 June 2017 at 22:21 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2017 at 10:49 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 388 130 km (241 173 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 938 km (222 412 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♒ Aquarius at 02:40 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 27 June 2017 at 16:26 in ♌ Leo.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
4 days after previous South standstill on 11 June 2017 at 03:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.428°. Next 8 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.434° in the next northern standstill on 24 June 2017 at 11:12 in ♋ Cancer.
After 8 days on 24 June 2017 at 02:31 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.