Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Moon phase on 9 June 2066 Wednesday is Waning Gibbous, 16 days old Moon is in Capricorn.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 8 June 2066 at 02:31.
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 ∠9° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2066 after 27 days on 7 July 2066 at 09:34.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 821 of Meeus index or 1774 from Brown series.
Length of current 821 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 37 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2066. It is 18 minutes longer than next lunation 822 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠160.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠183.2°. 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°).
1 day after point of perigee on 8 June 2066 at 10:06 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 12 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 22 June 2066 at 10:28 in ♊ Gemini.
Moon is 363 679 km (225 980 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 12 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 486 km (252 579 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♑ Capricorn at 12:08 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 13 days to meet descending node on 23 June 2066 at 09:49 in ♋ Cancer.
At 12:08 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
1 day after previous South standstill on 8 June 2066 at 04:59 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-24.723°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠24.724° in the next northern standstill on 21 June 2066 at 17:22 in ♊ Gemini.
After 13 days on 22 June 2066 at 19:15 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.