Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 27 June 2018 Wednesday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1779" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2018.
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.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 228 of Meeus index or 1181 from Brown series.
Length of current 228 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 5 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2018. It is 5 minutes shorter than next lunation 229 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 39 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 30 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠340.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠356°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
12 days after point of perigee on 14 June 2018 at 23:55 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 402 899 km (250 350 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 061 km (252 315 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 16 June 2018 at 17:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius.
10 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 15 June 2018 at 00:52 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.754°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.775° in the next southern standstill on 28 June 2018 at 14:30 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.