Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 13 June 2068 Wednesday is Waxing Gibbous, 12 days young Moon is in Scorpio.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 7 June 2068 at 22:20.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1831" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2068 after 2 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00.
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 846 of Meeus index or 1799 from Brown series.
Length of current 846 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 8 minutes. It is 1 hour and 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 847 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 36 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 33 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠66°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠99.8°. 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°).
5 days after point of apogee on 7 June 2068 at 22:05 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 6 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 June 2068 at 10:58 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 391 379 km (243 192 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 6 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 627 km (229 054 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 23:06 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 26 June 2068 at 20:13 in ♉ Taurus.
At 23:06 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
12 days after previous North standstill on 31 May 2068 at 17:47 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠21.451°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-21.453° in the next southern standstill on 15 June 2068 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 2 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.