Crescent ♋ Cancer
Moon phase on 21 June 2020 Sunday is New Moon, less than 1 day young Moon is in Cancer.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2020 after 13 days on 5 July 2020 at 04:44.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 06:41 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 253 of Meeus index or 1206 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes is the length of new lunation 253. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than next lunation 254 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 53 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 17 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠263.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠296.9°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 15 June 2020 at 00:56 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 30 June 2020 at 02:09 in ♏ Scorpio.
Moon is 388 138 km (241 178 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 958 km (229 260 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 04:24 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 4 July 2020 at 03:18 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 04:24 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
13 days after previous South standstill on 7 June 2020 at 16:22 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.069°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.070° in the next northern standstill on 22 June 2020 at 03:56 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.