Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 18 June 2043 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 11 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 14 June 2043 at 10:19.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2043 after 4 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 537 of Meeus index or 1490 from Brown series.
Length of current 537 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 16 minutes. It is 1 hour and 16 minutes shorter than next lunation 538 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 28 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 41 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠15.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠33.6°. 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 apogee on this date at 23:28, this is 12 days after last perigee on 6 June 2043 at 11:59 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 16 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 4 July 2043 at 16:08 in ♊ Gemini.
This apogee Moon is 405 646 km (252 057 mi) away from Earth. It is 238 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 063 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 15 June 2043 at 09:52 in ♎ Libra, 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 29 June 2043 at 18:46 in ♓ Pisces.
15 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 8 June 2043 at 09:54 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.431°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.403° in the next southern standstill on 22 June 2043 at 14:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 4 days on 22 June 2043 at 14:20 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.