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 100%. Lunar cycle is 14 days old.

* The exact date and time of this Full Moon phase is on 24 June 2021 at 18:40 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 leaving the last ∠1° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♑ Capricorn later.

It is Strawberry Moon

The Full Moon these days is the Strawberry of June 2021.

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 ∠1957"

Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1957" and ∠1888".

Lunation 265 / 1218

The Moon is 14 days old and navigating through the middle part of the current synodic month. This is lunation 265 of Meeus index or 1218 from Brown series.

Synodic month length 29.6 days

The length of this lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 24 minutes and it is 1 hour and 50 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 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 details for

True anomaly ∠202.3°

The true anomaly of the Moon orbit at the beginning of this lunation cycle is ∠202.3° and at the beginning of the next lunar synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠230.1°.

Moon after perigee

1 day since point of perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius the lunar orbit is getting widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 11 days until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus.

Distance to Moon 366 179 km

The Moon is 366 179 km (227 533 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 11 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 342 km (251 868 mi).

Moon after descending node

1 day after descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius the Moon is positioned south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days until the lunar crosses the ecliptic again from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.

Moon before southern standstill

12 days since the last northern 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-25.631° at the point of next southern standstill on 25 June 2021 at 05:49 in ♑ Capricorn.

Draconic month

14 days since the beginning of this draconic month in ♊ Gemini the Moon is navigating from the second to the final 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