Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 6 June 2051 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Taurus.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 2 June 2051 at 02:15.
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 ∠15° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.6% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1960" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2051 after 17 days on 24 June 2051 at 06:14.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 635 of Meeus index or 1588 from Brown series.
Length of current 635 lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2051. It is 46 minutes shorter than next lunation 636 length.
Length of current synodic month is 4 hours and 17 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 1 hour and 52 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠23.1°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠43.2°. 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 perigee on this date at 01:20, this is 15 days after last apogee on 21 May 2051 at 04:56 in ♎ Libra. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 17 June 2051 at 22:14 in ♎ Libra.
This perigee Moon is 364 806 km (226 680 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 298 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 5 550 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after its descending node on 5 June 2051 at 14:37 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 19 June 2051 at 06:50 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
10 days after previous South standstill on 27 May 2051 at 03:09 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.213°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.227° in the next northern standstill on 9 June 2051 at 02:11 in ♊ Gemini.
After 2 days on 8 June 2051 at 18:56 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.