Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 June 2021 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 7 days on 2 June 2021 at 07:24.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1770" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 15 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 264 of Meeus index or 1217 from Brown series.
Length of current 264 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 29 minutes longer than next lunation 265 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠178.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠202.3°. 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 404 924 km (251 608 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 13 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 359 960 km (223 669 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♊ Gemini at 16:42 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.
At 16:42 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
11 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2021 at 19:21 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-25.647°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠25.640° in the next northern standstill on 12 June 2021 at 04:11 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 10 June 2021 at 10:53 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.