Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 4 June 2042 Wednesday is Full Moon, 15 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.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1891".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2042.
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 524 of Meeus index or 1477 from Brown series.
Length of current 524 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 53 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than next lunation 525 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 51 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 18 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠33.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠57.3°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 29 May 2042 at 07:12 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 390 000 km (242 335 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 9 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 367 563 km (228 393 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 31 May 2042 at 00:41 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 June 2042 at 12:16 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.
13 days after previous North standstill on 21 May 2042 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.143°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.094° in the next southern standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.