Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon phase on 15 June 2073 Thursday is Waxing Gibbous, 10 days young Moon is in Libra.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 13 June 2073 at 00:47.
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 4.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2073 after 4 days on 19 June 2073 at 18:44.
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 10 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 908 of Meeus index or 1861 from Brown series.
Length of current 908 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 25 minutes. It is 1 hour and 37 minutes longer than next lunation 909 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 19 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 50 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠250°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠284.5°. 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°).
Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 21:26, this is 15 days after last apogee on 31 May 2073 at 06:54 in ♈ Aries. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 28 June 2073 at 01:09 in ♈ Aries.
This perigee Moon is 367 448 km (228 322 mi) away from Earth. It is 4 940 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 2 908 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after its ascending node on 10 June 2073 at 22:06 in ♌ Leo, 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 23 June 2073 at 19:45 in ♒ Aquarius.
4 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♌ Leo, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous North standstill on 7 June 2073 at 13:47 in ♋ Cancer, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠19.587°. Next 4 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.607° in the next southern standstill on 20 June 2073 at 11:20 in ♑ Capricorn.
After 4 days on 19 June 2073 at 18:44 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.