Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 25 June 2040 Monday is Full Moon, 15 days old Moon is in Capricorn.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.
Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" 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 15 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:33, this is 12 days after last apogee on 12 June 2040 at 14:18 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 9 July 2040 at 20:13 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 357 652 km (222 235 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 856 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 704 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
2 days 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 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 July 2040 at 15:32 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 04:10 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.156°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.142° in its northern standstill point on 8 July 2040 at 16:14 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.