Moon* ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 25 June 2048 Thursday is Full Moon, 14 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2048.
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 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 599 of Meeus index or 1552 from Brown series.
Length of current 599 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 14 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than next lunation 600 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 30 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠186.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠210.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 09:51, this is 14 days after last apogee on 10 June 2048 at 20:20 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 8 July 2048 at 03:10 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 357 914 km (222 397 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 594 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 12 442 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
Moon is in ascending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 14:10 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 9 July 2048 at 07:58 in ♊ Gemini.
At 14:10 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 24 June 2048 at 23:22 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.752°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.746° in the next northern standstill on 8 July 2048 at 12:46 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.