Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 18 June 2049 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 18 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 15 June 2049 at 19:26.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠6° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2049 after 26 days on 15 July 2049 at 02:29.
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 611 of Meeus index or 1564 from Brown series.
Length of current 611 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 50 minutes. It is 27 minutes shorter than next lunation 612 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠136.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠162.9°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 16 June 2049 at 22:40 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 13 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 2 July 2049 at 01:01 in ♌ Leo.
Moon is 363 530 km (225 887 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 13 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 409 km (252 531 mi).
3 days after its ascending node on 14 June 2049 at 17:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 27 June 2049 at 17:38 in ♊ Gemini.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 15 June 2049 at 07:58 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-22.089°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠22.088° in the next northern standstill on 28 June 2049 at 11:03 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 30 June 2049 at 04:50 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.