Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 26 June 2059 Thursday 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 ∠15° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1923" and ∠1887".
The Full Moon this days is the Strawberry of June 2059.
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 735 of Meeus index or 1688 from Brown series.
Length of current 735 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 2 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes shorter than next lunation 736 length.
Length of current synodic month is 43 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 27 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠84.4°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠119.3°. 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°).
9 days after point of apogee on 17 June 2059 at 01:27 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 2 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 29 June 2059 at 00:49 in ♒ Aquarius.
Moon is 372 675 km (231 570 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 101 km (227 485 mi).
3 days after its descending node on 22 June 2059 at 23:01 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 5 July 2059 at 17:49 in ♉ Taurus.
17 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
At 01:24 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-26.615°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠26.603° in its northern standstill point on 9 July 2059 at 00:30 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.