Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 9 June 2040 Saturday 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 ∠1783" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2040 after 15 days on 24 June 2040 at 19:19.
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 18:03 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 500 of Meeus index or 1453 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes is the length of new lunation 500. It is longer than next lunation 501 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 28 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 35 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠152°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠175.9°. 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°).
12 days after point of perigee on 28 May 2040 at 02:22 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 401 922 km (249 743 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 3 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 115 km (252 348 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 8 June 2040 at 10:51 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 22 June 2040 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 28 May 2040 at 18:19 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-26.181°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠26.166° in the next northern standstill on 11 June 2040 at 10:37 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.