Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 3 June 2020 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2020 | June 2020

Waxing Gibbous phase
Waxing Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waxing Gibbous 93% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 93% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after First Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 30 May 2020 at 03:30.

Moonrise and moonset

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 in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1961"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1961" and ∠1891".

Strawberry Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2020 after 2 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 5 June 2020 at 19:12
  • Last Quarter in Pisces ♓ on 13 June 2020 at 06:24
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 21 June 2020 at 06:41
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 28 June 2020 at 08:16

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 252 / 1205

The Moon is 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes. It is 2 hours and 11 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 longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 19 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 44 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠229.8°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠229.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠263.8°.

Moon at perigee

Moon is at perigee at 03:36. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 18 May 2020 at 07:45 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 364 366 km

This perigee Moon is 364 366 km (226 407 mi) away from Earth. It is 1 858 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 990 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before descending node

9 days after ascending node on 24 May 2020 at 21:34 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 6 June 2020 at 18:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

9 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

8 days since the previous standstill on 25 May 2020 at 21:16 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.055°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 4 days to face maximum declination of ∠-24.069° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 June 2020 at 16:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 5 June 2020 at 19:12 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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