Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 5 June 2023 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 4 June 2023 at 03:42.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1944" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 27 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 289 of Meeus index or 1242 from Brown series.
Length of current 289 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 290 length.
Length of current synodic month is equal to the mean length of synodic month. It is 6 hours and 9 minutes longer than the 21st century shortest and 7 hours and 3 minutes shorter than the 21st century longest synodic month.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠92.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠127.4°. 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°).
10 days after point of apogee on 26 May 2023 at 01:39 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 368 684 km (229 090 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 364 860 km (226 713 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 1 June 2023 at 06:23 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 16:21 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-27.866°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠27.833° in its northern standstill point on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 12 days on 18 June 2023 at 04:37 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.