Full Moon
Full MoonImage credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.(large image)

Full Moon in Sagittarius

Full Moon on . Illuminated surface of the Moon is 99%. Lunar cycle is 15 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 5 June 2020 at 19:12 UTC.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.

Upcoming main moon phases

Main moon phases of the following lunar cycle.

Moon phase and lunation details

Moon in ♐ Sagittarius

Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Strawberry of June 2020.

Spring tide

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.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1905"

Lunar disc appears visually 0.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1905" and ∠1891".

Lunation 252 / 1205

The Moon is 15 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 252 of Meeus index or 1205 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.54 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 3 minutes and it is 2 hours and 11 minutes longer than the upcoming lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decrease with the lunar orbit 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 details for

True anomaly ∠229.8°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠229.8° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠263.8°.

Moon after perigee

3 days since point of perigee on 3 June 2020 at 03:36 in ♏ Scorpio the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 8 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries.

Distance to Moon 376 275 km

The Moon is 376 275 km (233 806 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 8 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 597 km (251 405 mi).

Moon in descending node

Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 18:10 crossing the ecliptic from North to South. Lunar position remains south of if for the upcoming 14 days until Moon's next ascending node later on 21 June 2020 at 04:24 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon before southern standstill

11 days since the last northern 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-24.069° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 June 2020 at 16:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

12 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♊ Gemini the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the lunar cycle.

Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy

The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.

Lunar calendar

Sources and credits

Parts of this Lunar Calendar are based on Planetary Ephemeris Data Courtesy of Fred Espenak, www.Astropixels.com

Moon phase image credit to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, svs.gsfc.nasa.gov