Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 20 June 2024 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 6 days on 14 June 2024 at 05:18.
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 about ∠10° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2024 after 1 day on 22 June 2024 at 01:08.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 302 of Meeus index or 1255 from Brown series.
Length of current 302 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 20 minutes. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 14 June 2024 at 13:36 in ♍ Virgo. 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 27 June 2024 at 11:45 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 389 945 km (242 301 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 292 km (229 467 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 15 June 2024 at 20:17 in ♎ Libra, 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 29 June 2024 at 04:26 in ♈ Aries.
18 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 7 June 2024 at 16:40 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.365°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.345° in the next southern standstill on 22 June 2024 at 02:41 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 22 June 2024 at 01:08 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.