Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 14 June 2022 Tuesday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.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 ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2022.
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 277 of Meeus index or 1230 from Brown series.
Length of current 277 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2022. It is 19 minutes longer than next lunation 278 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 38 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 25 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠155.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠178.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 23:21, this is 12 days after last apogee on 2 June 2022 at 01:14 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 29 June 2022 at 06:08 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 357 434 km (222 099 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 074 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 922 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days after its descending node on 12 June 2022 at 10:02 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 25 June 2022 at 07:10 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 1 June 2022 at 22:32 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.943°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.924° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2022 at 10:59 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.