Gibbous ♎ Libra
Moon phase on 6 June 2071 Saturday is Waxing Gibbous, 9 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 1 day on 5 June 2071 at 01:38.
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 ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2071 after 6 days on 12 June 2071 at 17:36.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 883 of Meeus index or 1836 from Brown series.
Length of current 883 lunation is 29 days, 7 hours and 4 minutes. It is 28 minutes longer than next lunation 884 length.
Length of current synodic month is 5 hours and 40 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 29 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠334°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠350.4°. 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°).
6 days after point of perigee on 31 May 2071 at 00:58 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 15 June 2071 at 11:49 in ♑ Capricorn.
Moon is 377 538 km (234 591 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 405 978 km (252 263 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♍ Virgo at 13:14 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from South to North. Moon will follow the northern part of its orbit for the next 14 days to meet descending node on 21 June 2071 at 02:58 in ♈ Aries.
At 13:14 on this date the Moon is completing its previous draconic month and is entering the new one.
6 days after previous North standstill on 30 May 2071 at 20:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.383°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.428° in the next southern standstill on 13 June 2071 at 08:15 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 6 days on 12 June 2071 at 17:36 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.