Moon ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 June 2040 Sunday is Full Moon, 14 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2040.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 500 of Meeus index or 1453 from Brown series.
Length of current 500 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 12 minutes. 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°).
11 days after point of apogee on 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2040 at 09:33 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 364 549 km (226 520 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 652 km (222 235 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 22 June 2040 at 18:43 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 July 2040 at 15:32 in ♉ Taurus.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
13 days after previous North standstill on 11 June 2040 at 10:37 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠26.166°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-26.156° in the next southern standstill on 25 June 2040 at 04:10 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.