Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 June 2023 Friday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 10 June 2023 at 19:31.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 16 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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 389 903 km (242 274 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 385 km (251 895 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2023 at 16:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-27.866°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠27.833° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini.
After 1 day 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.