Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 24 June 2051 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 about ∠6° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1888".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2051.
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 636 of Meeus index or 1589 from Brown series.
Length of current 636 lunation is 29 days, 9 hours and 13 minutes. It is 1 hour and 43 minutes shorter than next lunation 637 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 31 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 2 hours and 38 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠43.2°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠70.2°. 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°).
6 days after point of apogee on 17 June 2051 at 22:14 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 2 July 2051 at 20:59 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 387 752 km (240 938 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 369 221 km (229 423 mi).
5 days after its ascending node on 19 June 2051 at 06:50 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 8 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 2 July 2051 at 17:54 in ♈ Aries.
5 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
1 day after previous South standstill on 23 June 2051 at 11:15 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.227°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.198° in the next northern standstill on 6 July 2051 at 11:58 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.