Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 28 June 2023 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 26 June 2023 at 07:50.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1840" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 4 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.
Length of current 290 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 291 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠155.7°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 4 July 2023 at 22:28 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 389 510 km (242 030 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 360 151 km (223 787 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♏ Scorpio at 12:22 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon will follow the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet ascending node on 11 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♉ Taurus.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
9 days after previous North standstill on 18 June 2023 at 21:07 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠27.833°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-27.840° in the next southern standstill on 3 July 2023 at 01:23 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.