Gibbous ♒ Aquarius
Moon phase on 18 June 2068 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 17 days old Moon is in Aquarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 15 June 2068 at 17:00.
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 first ∠4° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1943" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2068 after 26 days on 15 July 2068 at 02:07.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
10 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 day, until it get to the point of next perigee on 20 June 2068 at 10:58 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 368 920 km (229 236 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 368 627 km (229 054 mi).
4 days after its ascending node on 13 June 2068 at 23:06 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 26 June 2068 at 20:13 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
3 days after previous South standstill on 15 June 2068 at 04:19 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-21.453°. Next 9 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠21.448° in the next northern standstill on 28 June 2068 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 29 June 2068 at 15:11 in ♋ Cancer, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.