Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 25 June 2021 Friday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2021.
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.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 23 June 2021 at 09:58 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 10 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 July 2021 at 14:48 in ♉ Taurus.
Moon is 369 257 km (229 446 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 342 km (251 868 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 23 June 2021 at 06:07 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 6 July 2021 at 22:41 in ♊ Gemini.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 05:49 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-25.631°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠25.622° in its northern standstill point on 9 July 2021 at 10:05 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.