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Moon phase on 10 June 2019 Monday is First Quarter, 8 days young Moon is in Virgo.

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Lunar calendar 2019 | June 2019

First Quarter phase
First Quarter phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

First Quarter 53% illuminated

First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 53% and growing larger. The 8 days young Moon is in ♍ Virgo.

* The exact date and time of this First Quarter phase is on 10 June 2019 at 05:59 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.

Moon in ♍ Virgo

Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♍ Virgo tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1968"

Lunar disc appears visually 4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1890".

Strawberry Moon after 6 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2019 after 6 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 17 June 2019 at 08:31
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 25 June 2019 at 09:46
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 2 July 2019 at 19:16
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 9 July 2019 at 10:55

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 240 / 1193

The Moon is 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 240 of Meeus index or 1193 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.38 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 2 hours and 39 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠296.1°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠296.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠321.4°.

Moon after perigee

2 days after point of perigee on 7 June 2019 at 23:21 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces.

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Distance to Moon 364 252 km

The Moon is 364 252 km (226 336 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 549 km (251 375 mi).

Moon after ascending node

4 days after ascending node on 5 June 2019 at 22:46 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 19 June 2019 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

4 days since the previous standstill on 5 June 2019 at 12:58 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.361°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 8 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.381° at the point of next southern standstill on 18 June 2019 at 15:33 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 6 days

In 6 days on 17 June 2019 at 08:31 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

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