Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 6 June 2024 Thursday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1891" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 15 days on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 12:38 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.
29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes is the length of new lunation 302. It is 1 hour and 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 303 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 24 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 45 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠60.7°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠93.2°. 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°).
4 days after point of perigee on 2 June 2024 at 07:23 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo.
Moon is 379 044 km (235 527 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 078 km (251 082 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 2 June 2024 at 03:08 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 25 May 2024 at 19:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.401°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.365° in the next northern standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.