Moon* ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 23 June 2021 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 18 June 2021 at 03:54.
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 is passing about ∠14° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2021 after 1 day 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 13 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.
Length of current 265 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes. It is 1 hour and 50 minutes longer than next lunation 266 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 40 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 23 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠202.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠230.1°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:58, this is 15 days after last apogee on 8 June 2021 at 02:27 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus.
This perigee Moon is 359 960 km (223 669 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 548 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 10 396 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 06:07 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
11 days after previous North standstill on 12 June 2021 at 04:11 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠25.640°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-25.631° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 24 June 2021 at 18:40 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.