Waxing Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 June 2021 Tuesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2021 | June 2021

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

Waxing Gibbous 92% illuminated

Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% 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 18 June 2021 at 03:54.

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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♐ Sagittarius later.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1973"

Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1973" and ∠1888".

Strawberry Moon after 2 days

Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 2 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Full Moon in Sagittarius ♐ on 24 June 2021 at 18:40
  • Last Quarter in Aries ♈ on 1 July 2021 at 21:11
  • New Moon in Cancer ♋ on 10 July 2021 at 01:17
  • First Quarter in Libra ♎ on 17 July 2021 at 10:11

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 265 / 1218

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 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 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 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠202.3°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠230.1°.

Moon before apogee

14 days after point of apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 363 318 km

The Moon is 363 318 km (225 755 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 359 960 km (223 669 mi).

Moon before descending node

12 days after ascending node on 9 June 2021 at 16:42 in ♊ Gemini. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following day, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

12 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

10 days since the previous standstill on 12 June 2021 at 04:11 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠25.640°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-25.631° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 2 days

In 2 days on 24 June 2021 at 18:40 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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