Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 June 2019 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 June 2019 at 05:59.
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 first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1876" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2019 after 1 day on 17 June 2019 at 08:31.
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.
The Moon is 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 240 of Meeus index or 1193 from Brown series.
Length of current 240 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 18 minutes longer than next lunation 241 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 30 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 39 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠296.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠321.4°. 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°).
7 days after point of perigee on 7 June 2019 at 23:21 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 23 June 2019 at 07:50 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 382 101 km (237 427 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 549 km (251 375 mi).
9 days after its ascending node on 5 June 2019 at 22:46 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 19 June 2019 at 01:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
9 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 5 June 2019 at 12:58 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠22.361°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-22.381° in the next southern standstill on 18 June 2019 at 15:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 17 June 2019 at 08:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.