Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 28 June 2018 Thursday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.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.
Moon is passing about ∠10° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" 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 15 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°).
13 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 day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 30 June 2018 at 02:43 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 404 622 km (251 420 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 061 km (252 315 mi).
11 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 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 30 June 2018 at 16:44 in ♒ Aquarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 14:30 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-20.775°. Next 14 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠20.761° in its northern standstill point on 12 July 2018 at 12:01 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.