Moon* ♊ Gemini
Moon phase on 16 June 2042 Monday is Waning Crescent, 28 days old Moon is in Gemini.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 11 June 2042 at 01:00.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2042 after 16 days on 3 July 2042 at 08:09.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
2 days after point of perigee on 13 June 2042 at 22:24 in ♈ Aries. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 9 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 26 June 2042 at 01:31 in ♎ Libra.
Moon is 372 215 km (231 284 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 088 km (251 089 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2042 at 12:16 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 June 2042 at 04:23 in ♎ Libra.
2 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♈ Aries, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
11 days after previous South standstill on 5 June 2042 at 11:37 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.094°. Next day the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.070° in the next northern standstill on 18 June 2042 at 08:35 in ♋ Cancer.
After 1 day on 17 June 2042 at 19:48 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.