Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 15 June 2057 Friday is Waxing Gibbous, 13 days young Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 10 June 2057 at 09:30.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.1% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2057 after 1 day on 17 June 2057 at 02:18.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 710 of Meeus index or 1663 from Brown series.
Length of current 710 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 36 minutes. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 711 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠173.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠196.2°. 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°).
12 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2057 at 02:13 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 16 June 2057 at 22:08 in ♐ Sagittarius.
Moon is 364 296 km (226 363 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 357 134 km (221 913 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 4 June 2057 at 02:51 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 June 2057 at 13:09 in ♐ Sagittarius.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
10 days after previous North standstill on 4 June 2057 at 20:49 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.700°. Next 2 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.700° in the next southern standstill on 18 June 2057 at 03:11 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 1 day on 17 June 2057 at 02:18 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.