Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 11 June 2044 Saturday 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 first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1889".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2044.
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 549 of Meeus index or 1502 from Brown series.
Length of current 549 lunation is 29 days, 6 hours and 45 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2044. It is 1 minute shorter than next lunation 550 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠345.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠0.7°. 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 18:31, this is 14 days after last perigee on 28 May 2044 at 00:15 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 13 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 25 June 2044 at 09:26 in ♋ Cancer.
This apogee Moon is 406 330 km (252 482 mi) away from Earth. It is 922 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 379 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 3 June 2044 at 00:16 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 17 June 2044 at 14:53 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 06:08 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-28.277°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠28.296° in its northern standstill point on 24 June 2044 at 23:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.